E. Visayas to experience light to moderate rains due to LPA

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Except in Eastern Visayas, most parts of the country will continue to experience generally good weather on Monday, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Jun Galang said that the trough or the extended low pressure area (LPA) will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas.

Galang said that the LPA which is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is expected to enter the country in the next 24 hours.

As of 4 a.m. the LPA was spotted some 1,010 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

He said there is still a chance that the weather disturbance will develop into a tropical cyclone.

In case it intensifies into a tropical depression, he said it will be named “Ester,” the fifth cyclone to affect the country this year.

Galang said that the rest of the country including Metro Manila will continue to have sunny to cloudy skies with possible afternoon or evening rains due to localized convection or thunderstorm.

In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over the eastern section of Central and Southern Luzon and over Eastern Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to occasionally rough.

Light to moderate winds coming from the east to northeast will prevail over the rest of Visayas and of Luzon and from the north to northwest over Mindanao with slight to moderate seas. PNA

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