NEW STORM THREATENS VISAYAS – PAGASA

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A potential cyclone was expected to enter the country’s area of responsibility on Tuesday night, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

Weather forecaster Alvin Pura said the low pressure area (LPA) sighted east of the Visayas has a high chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.

If the LPA develops into a tropical depression, it will be named “Florita”–the first cyclone to enter the country this month and the sixth for this year. Pura said the agency expects two to three cyclones to visit the country this month.

The weather bureau said the Visayas, Mindanao and the regions of Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and Bicol will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.


The rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

PNA

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