New LPA spotted off Batanes-A A +A
Monday, September 17, 2012
Another low pressure area (LPA), which has a chance of becoming into a cyclone, was spotted off Batanes in Northern Luzon Monday, the weather bureau said.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the LPA would intensify into a cyclone while inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Weather forecaster Elvie Enriquez, in a radio report, said they are monitoring the development of the LPA.
As of 4 a.m., the LPA was estimated at 400 km northeast of Basco, Batanes.
The weather bureau said that moderate to strong southwesterly windflow will prevail over Southern Luzon and Visayas.
Pagasa added that Mimaropa, Bicol and Western Visayas will experience occasional light to moderate rains and thunderstorms, while the rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with brief rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
Moderate to strong winds from the north to northwest will prevail in Northern and Central Luzon and coming from the southwest over the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas.
Coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest with slight to moderate seas.
Meanwhile, Pagasa revealed that strong to gale force winds associated with "Karen" may still affect the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon. (Sunnex)