Possible LPA spotted near Mindoro

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 29 2012 09:34 PM | Updated as of Sep 30 2012 05:34 AM

MANILA, Philippine – Weather bureau PAGASA is monitoring a weather disturbance which may develop into a low pressure area (LPA) near Mindoro.

In an interview with dzMM on Saturday, weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said there is also a possibility that it may develop into a tropical storm next week.

"May chance po na magkaroon ng LPA dito sa kanlurang bahagi ng Mindoro at may chance na maging bagyo po ito next week," said Quitlong.

Quitlong also said around 4 to 6 more tropical cyclones are expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility before the year ends.

Quitlong added that most of the cyclones may hit land.

Typhoon “Lawin”, the 12th cyclone to enter PAR this year, is now out of PAR and is headed for Japan.

However, rains are expected in parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, due to the southwest monsoon (“habagat”).

"In fact, hanggang next week medyo may mga pag-ulan pa rin tayong mararanasan. ‘Yun pong nagpapaulan sa araw na ito ay hindi po si bagyong Lawin sapagkat nakalabas na po ito ng PAR at papunta na po ito ng southern Japan. Ang magpapaulan po ngayon ay itong tinatawag nating habagat,” he said. -- Report from Nikki Delos Santos, dzmm.com.ph