PAGASA tracks new LPA off Mindanao

Subscribe Now February 18, 2013 at 10:52am

State weather forecasters are now tracking a low-pressure area off Southern Mindanao, even as the northeast monsoon continues to affect Luzon. PAGASA, in its 5 p.m. bulletin, said the LPA was estimated at 1,210 km east of Southern Mindanao as of 2 p.m., and warned of possible heavy rain over Caraga and Davao.

"The regions of Caraga and Davao will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rain showers and thunderstorms," it said.

It added the rest of Mindanao will be cloudy with light to moderate rain showers or thunderstorms.

On the other hand, it said Cagayan Valley and Aurora and Quezon provinces will have cloudy skies with light rain.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, it added.

On Saturday, PAGASA forecaster Meno Mendoza had said they were tracking a cloud formation east of Mindanao that could become an LPA.

Mendoza, in an interview on dzBB radio, said the LPA may likely affect Eastern Mindanao.

Should the LPA become a cyclone, it will be codenamed Crising. PAGASA earlier said the number of cyclones likely to enter the Philippines this month is "zero to one."

Meanwhile, PAGASA said moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail throughout the archipelago and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.


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