PAGASA: New LPA brewing east of Philippines


Posted at Sep 27 2018 05:57 AM | Updated as of Sep 27 2018 09:07 AM

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MANILA (UPDATE) - A low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted off the country's Pacific coast and is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday morning.

The weather disturbance was located 3,100 kilometers east of Mindanao at 3 a.m.

"Napakataas ng tsansa na itong LPA na ito ay maging isang bagyo," weather specialist Ariel Rojas said.

The LPA is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Monday or Tuesday and will be named Queenie if it intensifies.

Meanwhile, typhoon Paeng (international name Trami) is expected to exit PAR on Saturday.

As it hovers off Batanes, Paeng continues to pack maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 195 kph. 

PAGASA said Paeng may bring light to at times moderate rains over northern Luzon on Friday, September 28.