LPA to make landfall in Visayas: PAGASA

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Posted at Sep 25 2017 08:19 AM

MANILA - A low pressure area or brewing storm is set to make landfall in Visayas and bring rains in large swaths of the country Monday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

"Ngayong araw, may posibilidad po iyang mag-landfall sa Visayas bilang LPA," PAGASA meteorologist Gener Quitlong told DZMM.

During the "ber" months, a high pressure area north of the country prevents LPAs and tropical cyclones from moving north, forcing the weather disturbances to hit land, Quitlong said.

Monday's LPA will cause moderate to occasional heavy rains, strong winds and possible floods in Visayas, Mindanao, Metro Manila, Bicol, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Aurora province, according to a PAGASA weather bulletin.

The rest of Luzon meanwhile will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms.

The weather disturbance may intensify into a tropical cyclone before it leaves the Philippine area of responsibility, Quitlong added.

The LPA was last spotted 245 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur at 3 a.m., PAGASA said.

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