LPA to dissipate within 48 hours

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Monday, August 25, 2014

MANILA -- A low pressure area (LPA) spotted in Eastern Visayas is expected to dissipate within the next 48 hours, the state weather bureau said on Monday.

Weather forecaster Glaiza Escullar said the LPA is expected to hit landmass, and this may cause it to dissipate.

As of 4 a.m. Monday, the LPA was spotted at 280 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

Escullar said that based on the agency’s numerical models, the weather disturbance has a slim chance to become a tropical depression. The agency, however, continues to monitor it.

For Monday’s forecast, Mindanao, Eastern and Central Visayas, Bicol region and the provinces of Rizal, Quezon and Aurora will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the LPA, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country will continue to have fair weather with partly cloudy to cloudy skies and possible isolated rains due to localized thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

Pagasa said it still expects two to three more storms to enter the country before the end of the month.

The next tropical cyclone that will visit the country will be named “Kanor.” (PNA/Sunnex)

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