LPA may develop into a cyclone-A A +A
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A LOW pressure area (LPA) in the southern part of the country can become a typhoon once it hovers over Mindanao by Monday, state weather forecasters said.
Pagasa forecaster Connie Dadivas warned of possible flashfloods and landslides over Mindanao and the Leyte provinces in Eastern Visayas.
Once the LPA becomes a cyclone within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), it will be locally named “Bising.”
"Inaasahan lalakas ito muli paglampas ng kalupaan," she said.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) bulletin said that as of 10 a.m., the LPA was estimated to be 410 kilometers southeast of Davao City and embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao.
"These weather systems are expected to bring moderate to heavy rains (5.0–15.0 mm/hr) and thunderstorms in Mindanao particularly in the regions of Davao and Soccsksargen which may trigger flashfloods and landslides," the advisory read.
Pagasa advised residents to take all the necessary precautionary measures.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 08, 2013.