New LPA to enter PAR over the weekend: weather bureau

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Posted at Sep 21 2018 11:01 AM | Updated as of Sep 21 2018 11:17 AM

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MANILA - The low pressure area monitored off the Pacific coast could affect extreme northern Luzon if it stays on track, the state weather bureau said Friday. 

"Dahil medyo malayo pa ito so malaki pa ang uncertainty natin, pwedeng maapektuhan ang extreme northern Luzon. 'Yung Batanes and Babuyan group of islands and probably 'yung northern tip ng northern Luzon," said weather forecaster Lorie dela Cruz of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration Services (PAGASA).

The LPA was last spotted 2,225 kilometers east of Luzon.

The LPA could intensify into a storm and enter PAR late Saturday or early morning Sunday.

"By weekend ang possible scenario nasa dagat pa rin siya. It will stay doon sa ating central Philippine na tinatawag nating part ng ating shipping area, tapos hanggang mag-intensify siya moving north-westward patungong Taiwan," she said.

It will be named "Paeng" once it enters PAR and would be the 16th typhoon to hit the country, the weather bureau said.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said MIMAROPA, Western and Central Visayas and the Zamboanga Peninsula will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm due to the intertropical convergence zone or the ITCZ.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorm.
 
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