Pagasa tracks two LPAs

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

(Courtesy: Pagasa)


MANILA – The state weather bureau is monitoring two low pressure areas (LPAs) on Sunday.

The first LPA is inside the Philippines are of responsibility (PAR) while the other is still outside the country.

In an interview, weather forecaster Meno Mendoza said that as of 4 a.m., the LPA inside PAR was spotted at 500 kilometers (km) west of Ambulong, Batangas.

The LPA that entered the country last week is expected to exit on Sunday. However, its trough or clouds extending on its edges will still bring cloudy skies and light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms over Palawan and the Western Visayas, Mendoza added.

Meanwhile, the LPA outside PAR was spotted some 1,550 km east of Mindanao as of 4 a.m. Sunday.

Mendoza said that due to the trough or extended cloudiness of the LPA, the regions of Caraga, Davao, Northern Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.

He said the LPA in east of Mindanao has a high chance of developing into a tropical depression because it is in the sea. Once it intensifies, it will be locally named "Kanor."

The weather bureau reported that it expects three to four cyclones to visit the country for the month of September.

For the weekly outlook, Mendoza said except in some parts of Mindanao, the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening until September 5. (PNA/Sunnex)

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