LPA off Luzon set to become tropical cyclone - PAGASA

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 20 2017 09:16 AM

MANILA - A low pressure area spotted off Northern Luzon is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone, state weather bureau PAGASA said Sunday.

"Malaki po ang tsansa na maging bagyo ito sa mga sususnod na oras lalo na't sa kasalukuyan ay nasa may karagatan," PAGASA meteorologist Obet Badrina told DZMM.

"Nag-o-organize na ang kaulapan nito at humihigop ng enerhiya sa karagatan."

(There is a big possibility that the LPA will intensify into a tropical cyclone within the next hours because it is swirling over the ocean. It is drawing energy from the ocean.)
 
Last spotted 830 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes at 3 a.m., the LPA is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon, Badrina said.

This will bring possible occasionally heavy rains, gusty winds and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Visayas and the regions of Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Bicol.

The rest of the country meanwhile will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies and light to occasionally heavy rains, gusty winds and lightning.

Badrina said the LPA will be named "Isang" once it becomes a tropical cyclone.

PAGASA, he added, has lifted the heavy rainfall warning signals raised Saturday over Metro Manila, Rizal, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales and Nueva Ecija.

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