PAGASA: New LPA may enter PAR on Oct. 2


Posted at Sep 28 2018 06:08 AM | Updated as of Sep 28 2018 12:20 PM

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MANILA - A low-pressure area (LPA) brewing east of the country may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday, October 2, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

In its 5 a.m advisory Friday, PAGASA said the weather system was last spotted around 2,915 kilometers east of Mindanao.

"Ito ay posibleng maging ganap na bagyo at posibleng pumasok sa Philippine area of responsibility sa Martes," weather specialist Meno Mendoza said.

If it intensifies, it will be the 17th tropical cyclone to enter the country and will be named Queenie.

Meanwhile, typhoon Paeng (international name Trami) continues to move towards southern Japan while maintaining its strength.

PAGASA said the typhoon was last located at 695 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes.

Paeng currently packs maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 195 kph. It is expected to leave PAR on Saturday morning.

PAGASA said Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers because of localized thunderstorms.