2 LPAs to dampen Luzon; another nears PH waters


Posted at May 08 2019 07:36 AM | Updated as of May 08 2019 07:43 AM

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Two low pressure areas over Philippine waters will dampen Luzon on Wednesday, while another approaches the country's area of responsibility, the state weather bureau said. 

At 3 a.m., one LPA was spotted 195 kilometers southwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur in the West Philippine Sea; while another was 335 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan in the Philippine Sea, said PAGASA forecaster Ariel Rojas.     

The trough or extension of the 2 weather disturbances will bring cloudy skies and light to moderate rains over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, he told radio DZMM. 

Visayas and Mindanao, he said, will experience hot and humid weather that may be marred by thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening. 

A third LPA may enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday, added Rojas. Spotted 1,120 kilometers east of Mindanao, the weather disturbance was still too far to affect the country, he said. 

All 3 LPAs were unlikely to intensify into a storm and were instead expected to fizzle out, said Rojas. 

PAGASA has yet to declare an end to the dry season although rains will be more frequent by the second week of May, he said. 

Hot and humid weather is expected on May 13, as millions of Filipinos participate in the midterm polls, said the meteorologist. 

Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest weather updates. 

DZMM, 8 May 2019