New LPA off Davao to bring rain to Visayas, Mindanao


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is keeping watch on a new low pressure area (LPA) off Davao that is expected to bring rain in parts of Visayas and Mindanao.

The LPA has a slim chance of intensifying into a tropical depression within 24 to 48 hours as it moves westward towards the Visayas.

If it develops into a cyclone, will be named “Labuyo,” the second cyclone to enter the Philippine Area of responsibility (PAR) this month and the 12th this year.

As of 4 a.m. Thursday, the LPA, which is embedded in the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), was spotted at 190 km east of Davao City.

Eastern Visayas and Caraga will be cloudy with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), Bicol region and the rest of Visayas and of Mindanao will be cloudy with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.

Luzon, including Metro Manila, will be partly cloudy to cloudy.




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