LPA spotted off Bicol may intensify into a cyclone-A A +A
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
MANILA -- The low pressure area (LPA) spotted off Bicol region may intensify into a tropical cyclone, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday.
Weather Forecaster Lenny Ruiz said the LPA as of 2 a.m. was estimated at 460 km east of Bicol Region and once it becomes a tropical cyclone, it will be named “Karen," the 11th cyclone to enter the country this year.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said due to the LPA, Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Pagasa added that the rest of the country including Metro Manila will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing light to moderate rains because of the localized thunderstorms.
Light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to west will prevail over Luzon and from the south to southwest over Visayas and Mindanao.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate. (PNA)