PAGASA: Approaching LPA unlikely to hit land


Posted at Jun 21 2019 05:15 AM

MANILA—A brewing storm continued to churn toward the Philippines but current models showed it was not likely to hit land, state weather bureau PAGASA said early Friday.

Weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said the low-pressure area (LPA) was last spotted off 1,300 kilometers east of Mindanao.

PAGASA earlier said the weather disturbance could develop into a tropical depression, which would be named "Dodong," the country's fourth tropical cyclone in 2019. It may enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Saturday.

Bulquerin said the ridge of high pressure area affecting the eastern section of Luzon will continue to bring warm weather all over the country.

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