New potential tropical depression spotted in west Luzon-A A +A
Sunday, September 30, 2012
MANILA – Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Sunday spotted a low pressure area (LPA) in west of Luzon, which has a chance to develop into a tropical depression within the next 24 to 48 hours.
Pagasa weather forecaster Samuel Duran said that as of 2 p.m. Sunday the LPA was located some 670 kilometers west of Luzon and still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
“Ito yun nasa west Philippine sea na nadevelop na into LPA and based on our model within one to two days it may intensify into tropical depression,” Duran said, adding that once it intensifies, it will be named “Marce”, the 13th tropical cyclone to enter in the country this year.
Duran said they also spotted a weather disturbance in east of Mindanao that might turn into LPA but still outside the PAR.
However, he said it was still too far away and is not expected to enter and affect the country in the next three days.
Meanwhile, Typhoon “Lawin,” had moved out of the country on Saturday morning and is now moving towards Japan.
He also said Cagayan, Isabela and Cordillera Administrative Region may experience cloudy sky with occasional moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms in the next 24 to 48 hours.
Metro Manila, Central Luzon and regions of Ilocos and the rest of Cagayan Valley would have occasional light to moderate rains or thunderstorms.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy with brief rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Pagasa said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to east will prevail over Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Cagayan, Abra, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ilocos Sur, Ifugao and Isabela and coming from the Southwest to South over La union, Benguet, Pangasinan, Tarlac and Zambales the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Southwest to West with slight to moderate seas. (PNA)