Rain over many parts of PHL as LPA moves closer to Visayas-A A +A
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Many parts of the country may expect rain even as a low pressure area (LPA) moved closer to Visayas early Wednesday.
State weather forecasters also said the LPA has a good chance of becoming a cyclone as it is still at sea and gaining strength.
As of 4 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the LPA was estimated at 830 km East of Visayas, embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone across Luzon and Visayas.
If the LPA intensifies into a cyclone inside the Philippines, it will be named Odette.
Pagasa said Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Calabarzon, Bicol region, Visayas and Caraga may have "cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms."
It added the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, Pagasa also spotted a Tropical Depression outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The state weather bureau said it may enter PAR Friday. As of now, Pagasa said, it may be too far to affect the country. (JK/SFP/Sunnex)