Active LPA may become tropical depression-A A +A
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
MANILA -- The state weather bureau on Tuesday said it is monitoring an active low pressure area (Alpa) off east of Mindanao that may develop into a tropical cyclone by Wednesday.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said as of 2 a.m., the Alpa, which was embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITZC), was spotted at 760 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (9.2°N, 133.8°E) and will continue to affect Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Once the ALPA becomes a tropical depression, it will be named “Karen,” the 11th cyclone to enter the country this year.
The active LPA will bring occasional moderate to heavy rains in the Eastern Visayas and Caraga that can trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Southern Luzon including Metro Manila and the rest of the Visayas and Mindanao will experience light to moderate rains.
The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies, with the possibility of rainshowers or thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening. (Sunnex)