'Paolo', LPA may cause floods, landslides - PAGASA


Posted at Oct 19 2017 08:17 AM | Updated as of Oct 19 2017 06:26 PM

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - State weather bureau PAGASA on Thursday warned of possible flooding and landslides in parts of the country due to the onslaught of Typhoon "Paolo" and a low pressure area (LPA) northwest off Palawan.

In a 4 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said Paolo was predicted to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains across the Bicol region, the Visayas, Zamboanga peninsula, and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, the rest of Mindanao, Mindoro, Marinduque, and Romblon may experience light to moderate with occasional heavy rains.

The typhoon is not expected to make landfall. 

Paolo was last tracked 930 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora. It was packing maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 160 kph. 

If it continues moving north northwest at 15 kph, the typhoon will leave the Philippine area of responsibility between late Saturday and early Sunday, PAGASA said.

No tropical cyclone warning signal has been raised so far in any of the affected areas. 

The LPA, meanwhile, was last spotted 175 kilometers northwest of Puerto Princesa, and is expected to dampen the province, PAGASA said.

All areas affected by the two weather systems could experience "flooding/landslides, strong winds and lightning," the weather bureau said. 

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