LPA brings heavy rains, to cross over Luzon


Posted at Sep 05 2012 07:23 AM | Updated as of Sep 05 2012 07:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A low pressure area (LPA) spotted off Quezon Province is causing heavy rains over parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, the state weather bureau said.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA was spotted 80 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon as of 2 a.m.

PAGASA forecaster Gener Quitlong said the LPA will make landfall within the day and cross southern and central Luzon. Residents in low-lying areas are warned against possible flashfoods and landslides.

With the expected landfall of the LPA, Quitlong said there is small chance for the weather disturbance to develop into a tropical cyclone.

Quitlong said the country should expect improved weather by Thursday afternoon or evening when the LPA reaches the West Philippine Sea.

PAGASA issued a yellow rainfall advisory at 4:30 a.m. over Metro Manila.

The state weather bureau observed torrential rains in Manila where flooding was reported.

Heavy rains were observed in Parañaque; and moderate to heavy rains in CAMANAVA, Quezon City, Pasig, Marikina, San Juan, Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Taguig, Las Piñas and Muntinlupa.

Heavy rains over Cebu also triggered a landslide in Naga City on Tuesday evening, killing a couple, identified as Dionisio and Juliana Villarmia.