Pagasa: LPA near Surigao, Amihan over north, central Luzon

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Sunday, January 12, 2014


MANILA -- The low pressure area (LPA) was seen in the vicinity of Surigao del Sur, state weather forecasters said at 4:00 p.m. Sunday. It will continue to bring rain over Visayas and Mindanao in the coming days.

The regions of Caraga, Eastern and Central Visayas will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rain showers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. This is mainly due to the LPA near the area.

Independent weather information provider Weather Manila posted in its Facebook account that the LPA (Tropical Depression, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency) will bring severe rain over Visayas, Mindanao, and Southern Luzon.

Meanwhile, the Northeast Monsoon (Hanging Amihan) still continue to affect Northern and Central Luzon, Pagasa said.

It added, "Bicol region, Mimaropa, the rest of Visayas and of Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms."

Pagasa also said, "Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be cloudy with isolated light rain."

"Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the northeast to northwest over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough," the state weather agency said in its 5 p.m. bulletin. (SFP/Sunnex)

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