LPA to bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

MANILA – A low pressure area (LPA) is expected to induce occasional heavy rainfall over parts of the Visayas and Mindanao on Thursday, the state weather bureau said.

In its weather update issued at 4 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the LPA was estimated at 390 kilometers east of Borongan, Eastern Samar.

(Courtesy: Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration)

Visayas, Bicol region, Caraga and Northern Mindanao will have cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides.

He said Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), and the rest of Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.

The rest of Luzon including Metro Manila will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Pagasa weather forecaster Samuel Duran said the LPA which is moving towards Bicol in northwest direction is expected to bring rains in most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila in the coming days.

Duran said the LPA has 50-50 chance to intensify into tropical cyclone.

Once it intensified into tropical cyclone it will be named “Florita,” the sixth storm to enter the country this year.

Pagasa said moderate to strong winds coming from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to west will prevail over Visayas and Mindanao with slight to moderate seas. (PNA)

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