LPA to dissipate within 24 hours

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Friday, April 11, 2014


MANILA -- The low pressure area (LPA) east of Mindanao is expected to dissipate in the next 24 hours, but will continue to bring light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms over Davao and Caraga regions, Eastern Visayas and Misamis Oriental.

In its bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that as of 4 a.m. Friday, the LPA was located at 560 kilometers (km) east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

Weather forecaster Fernando Cada said due to the weather disturbance, cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms will prevail over the Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao until weekend.

Cada warned the public of the “high risk” of flooding and landslide in areas affected by the LPA.

He said the intermittent rains brought by the LPA in the past days will likely increase risks of flash floods and landslides due to the already saturated soil.

Meanwhile, Cada said Luzon will be spared and will not be affected by the LPA.

He added that until the weekend, the rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, will continue to have sunny to cloudy skies with possible afternoon or evening rains due to localized convection or thunderstorm.

The state weather bureau said moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over the eastern section of the country.

It added that elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to northwest. (PNA/Sunnex)

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