Rainy Holy Week seen as brewing storm nears


Posted at Mar 22 2018 11:43 AM

MANILA - Rains may dampen the coming Holy Week, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday, as a low pressure area approached the Philippines. 

The LPA may enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Palm Sunday or Holy Monday. It is likely to intensify into a cyclone, the third to hit the country this year, PAGASA weather forecaster Ariel Rojas said in a phone interview with ABS-CBN News website. 

The weather disturbance is heading for Eastern Visayas, but will not make landfall, Rojas said. 

The LPA, spotted 2,435 kilometers east of Mindanao at 10 a.m., will be named "Caloy" when it becomes a cyclone, he added. 

For now, the trough of the LPA will bring occasionally heavy rains that may trigger floods and landslides in the regions of Davao , Caraga and Soccskargen, PAGASA said. 

The tail-end of a cold front, meanwhile, also posed the same risks to Bicol Region and the province of Quezon. 

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