Pagasa: Fair weather expected despite LPA

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Friday, August 15, 2014

THE state weather bureau said Friday that the country will experience fair weather in the next two to three days even if a low pressure area (LPA) has entered the Philippine territory early this morning.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said the LPA is still too far away from the country's landmass.

However, extended cloudiness and wind convergence will bring light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms over Eastern and Central Visayas, Caraga, and Davao regions.

Residents and local government units in these affected areas are advised to be alert and take all the necessary precautions and to monitor updates on this weather disturbance.

In its 10 a.m. advisory, the Pagasa said the LPA was located 930 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora.

Quitlong said that based on numerical models, the weather disturbance has a slim chance of intensifying into a tropical cyclone, but if does turn into a tropical depression, it will be named "Kanor," the second cyclone to visit the country this month and the 11th for this year.

Pagasa still expects two or three more tropical cyclones to enter the country this month.

Quitlong said many parts of the country will continue to experience fair weather until weekend.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms. (Edwin Joseph Castañeda/With PNA/Sunnex)

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