Pagasa: LPA closing in on Surigao City-A A +A
Saturday, August 24, 2013
MANILA -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) continues its monitoring of a low pressure area east of Surigao City on Saturday.
In its 5 p.m. bulletin, the weather bureau said the LPA was last spotted 330 kilometers east of Surigao City embedded along the monsoon trough affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Weather forecaster Alvin Pura said earlier in the day that the LPA could develop into a tropical depression during the next 24 to 36 hours.
Once it becomes a tropical cyclone it will carry the name "Nando," the fourth tropical cyclone for this month and the 14th for this year.
"Eastern Visayas and the province of Surigao will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides," Pagasa said.
Bicol Region, Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and the rest of Visayas and of Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, the weather bureau said.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough, it added.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest to west with slight to moderate seas. (Sunnex)