Low pressure area spotted in Mindanao-A A +A
Friday, August 31, 2012
MANILA -- Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Friday spotted a low pressure area (LPA) nearing Northern Mindanao.
But Pagasa weather forecaster was quick to say that the LPA still did not pose any threat since it was still too far from the country as of Friday afternoon.
The state weather agency said that as of 2 p.m. Friday, the LPA was located some 1,280 kilometers (km) east of Northern Mindanao.
Weather forecaster Jun Galang said the LPA might change the movement within the next 24 hours.
"Within 24 hours, maaring pumasok na sa bansa at makaapekto but so far has small chance to become cyclone," Galang said.
He added that once the LPA developed into a tropical storm inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it will be named “Karen", the 11th storm to enter the country this year.
Meanwhile, the shallow LPA spotted in Southeast Davao had already dissipated.
In its advisory, Pagasa said due to the southwest monsoon, Northern and Central Luzon, including Palawan nd 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. (PNA)