'Domeng' weakens into LPA

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

MANILA -- Tropical Depression “Domeng” has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), but will continue to bring rains in Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao, the state weather bureau said Thursday.

In its bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that as of 4 a.m. Thursday, the LPA was spotted at 350 kilometers (km) east northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

Weather forecaster Chris Perez said a strong vertical wind shear or winds from different directions that blow into the country has been interacting with the circulation of the cyclone thus reducing its intensity.

Perez added that cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms is still expected over Davao and Caraga regions.

Meanwhile, the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Perez said the LPA will move closer in Eastern Visayas and Mindanao within the next 48 hours.

The Eastern Visayas were the areas devastated by super typhoon “Yolanda” last November.

The forecaster advised residents of the affected areas to prepare and closely monitor the weather situation. (PNA/Sunnex)

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