Potential storm enters Philippine territory, will induce more rain

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The low pressure area (LPA) off Visayas has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday.

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As of 4 a.m, the LPA was 830 kilometers east of Visayas embedded in the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) across Luzon and Visayas.

The ITCZ will continue to bring light to moderate rains in most parts of the country including Metro Manila.

The weather disturbance has a high chance to become a tropical depression since “it is still in the sea, where it could pick up more moisture,” PAGASA said.

It will be named “Odette” once it intensifies into a cyclone.

If the potential storm maintains its present track, it is not likely to hit land and will pass on the eastern side of the country.

Luzon including Metro Manila and the eastern section of the Visayas will continue to experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with passing rains until today.

Mindanao and the rest of the Visayas will be partly cloudy to cloudy with a chance of afternoon or evening rains.

PNA

 

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