LPA enters Philippines, may develop into tropical depression


Posted at Jul 14 2019 05:47 PM | Updated as of Jul 14 2019 06:53 PM

MANILA - The low pressure area (LPA) monitored off Visayas has entered the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday afternoon, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

The LPA is still likely to develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.

In its 4 p.m. weather advisory, PAGASA said the weather disturbance was last spotted 980 kilometers east of Guiuan, Easter Samar.

Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms may be expected in the Bicol region, MIMAROPA, Visayas and Mindanao, while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers are expected in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.

PAGASA said that once the LPA becomes a tropical depression, it will be named "Falcon."

The weather disturbance is not expected to hit land, but it may enhance the southwest monsoon and bring rains by Wednesday.

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