Pagasa: Low pressure area near Samar to bring rain-A A +A
Sunday, September 29, 2013
STATE weather forecasters spotted a low pressure area (LPA) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) near the central Philippines.
At 4 a.m. Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the LPA was seen at 810 kilometers (km) east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. It is embedded along the ITCZ across Palawan and Visayas.
The ITCZ is a place where the trade winds meet. In meteorology, the ITCZ has lower air pressure which allows clouds to form and bring rain or thunderstorms.
Pagasa weather forecasters said the LPA might become a cyclone. In case it develops into a tropical depression, Pagasa forecasters said it will be named “Quedan," the 17th cyclone to visit the country this year.
Meanwhile, Mimaropa, Visayas and Mindanao shall have cloudy skies, with light to moderate rain and thunderstorms.
"Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms," Pagasa said.
— PAGASA-DOST (@dost_pagasa) September 29, 2013
It added: "Light to moderate winds coming from the Northeast to East will prevail over extreme Northern Luzon, coming from the Southwest to South over the rest of Luzon and Visayas and blowing from the Southwest to West over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate." (SFP/PNA/Sunnex)