Low-pressure area sighted off Mindanao


Posted at Jan 12 2019 05:48 AM

MANILA - State weather bureau PAGASA said Saturday it is monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) off Mindanao.

Weather forecaster Meno Mendoza said the weather disturbance might not enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

"Mababa rin ang tsansa nito na maging isang ganap na bagyo," he said.

(It is unlikely to develop into a tropical cyclone.)

Based on PAGASA's 5 a.m. bulletin, the LPA is spotted some 1,290 kilometers east-southeast of Mindanao.

Mindanao will have cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms because of the LPA's trough or extension.

The northeast monsoon or hanging amihan meanwhile continues to prevail over Luzon and the Visayas.

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