LPA continues to bring heavy rains over E. Visayas

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

MANILA -- The low pressure area (LPA) continues to bring heavy rains over Eastern Visayas and may cause flash floods and landslides, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Sunday.

In an interview, Pagasa weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said that as of 4 a.m., the LPA was spotted in the vicinity of Southern Leyte.

Quitlong said the LPA, which is expected to exit the country by Tuesday, has a chance to re-intensify into a tropical depression once it will reach Sulu sea in Palawan by Monday.

In its 5 a.m. Sunday weather bulletin, Pagasa said the Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms.

It added that the Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, and the rest of the Visayas will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley will have cloudy skies with light rains.

Pagasa said the rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, will not be affected by the LPA and will continue to experience fair weather.

"Moderate to strong winds from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and coming from the northeast to north over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough," the weather bureau warned.

Pagasa also advised that fishing boats and other small seacrafts should not venture out into the sea. (PNA/Sunnex)

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