LPA dumping rains over Luzon, Visayas


Posted at Aug 10 2016 08:48 AM

New LPA may form over the weekend: PAGASA

This satellite image shows an LPA east of Batanes. PAGASA

MAMILA - A low pressure area (LPA) will continue to bring rains over Luzon and Western Visayas on Wednesday, state meteorologists said.

Weather bureau PAGASA said the LPA was spotted 635 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes at 4 a.m. It was enhancing the southwest monsoon or habagat.

PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said a new LPA may form in the northern Luzon area over the weekend and intensify into a tropical cyclone.

"Kapag nawala po itong LPA na mino-monitor natin, posibleng magkaroon din ng low pressure area sa d'yan din sa kinalalagyan niya ngayon. Posibleng maging isang bagyo po iyan," he told radio DZMM.

(When the LPA that we are currently monitoring dissipates, another low pressure area may form in the same area. It may become a cyclone.)

Monsoon rains, in the meantime, will be experienced in Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Tarlac and Bulacan.

Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will prevail over Western Visayas and the rest of Luzon.

The rest of the country can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, PAGASA said.

The bureau warned fishermen and small fishing vessels that coastal waters throughout the country will be moderate to rough.

Classes were suspended in parts of Metro Manila and nearby provinces today due to heavy rains.

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