LPA dissipates but rains still expected in Mindanao-A A +A
Monday, July 16, 2012
MANILA -- A shallow low pressure area (SLPA) spotted in Palawan has dissipated but rains over parts of Mindanao are still expected due to intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), the weather bureau said on Monday.
Weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the ITCZ can bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Mindanao and Eastern Visayas.
The ITCZ is the result of the converging of trade winds from the northern and southern hemispheres. It brings widespread cloudiness, thunderstorms, precipitation and moderate to strong surface winds and where low pressure areas are formed.
Aurelio said the SLPA spotted in Puerto Princesa on Sunday afternoon has dissipated in the evening.
Temperature in Metro Manila may range from 24 to 32 degrees Celsius. The Metro will also experience scattered rainshowers in the afternoon or evening.
Aurelio said a tropical depression near the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) was monitored and is expected to enter within 24 hours.
“As of now may namonitor tayo na bagyo nasa northern part malapit sa PAR pero kung papasok ito, dadaplisan lang niya ‘yung bansa para lang si’ ‘Carina’ at tutungo itong papunta Japan (As of now, we monitor a tropical depression in northern part near the PAR and will just passed over just like Tropical Storm Carina, it will just skim the country and will be headed to Japan),” Aurelio said.
He said that once the tropical depression enters the Philippine territory, it will be named "Enteng" and will be the fifth weather disturbance to enter the PAR this year.
In its advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Eastern Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Light southwesterly to variable winds will prevail over Mindanao and its coastal waters will be slight except during thunderstorms.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Southwest with slight to moderate seas. (PNA/Sunnex)