LPA nears Davao; flood, landslide warnings up

Subscribe Now January 08, 2013 at 08:56am

Possible flash floods and landslides may threaten Mindanao in the next 24 hours as a potential cyclone —a low-pressure area (LPA)— moved closer to Davao late Monday afternoon, state weather forecasters said. In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the LPA was estimated at 360 km southeast of Davao City as of 4 p.m., embedded along the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

On the other hand, PAGASA said the northeast monsoon is still affecting Northern Luzon.

"Mindanao will have cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rain showers and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides," it said.

It added Calabarzon, Bicol and Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers or thunderstorms.

Cagayan Valley will experience cloudy skies with light rain while Metro Manila and the rest of country will be partly cloudy with brief rain showers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to north will prevail througout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon.

"Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," it said.

Source: gmanetwork.com

« 9 sued for selling fake gold bars Agriculture Projects »