Update: Flashfloods, landslides threaten Mimaropa, W. Visayas

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Flash floods and landslides threatens Region 4-B and Western Visayas due to low pressure area embedded intertropical convergence zone, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

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In its update, Pagasa said that as of 10 a.m. Tuesday the the LPA embedded along the ITCZ was spotted at 250 km West of Ambulong, Batangas affecting the whole archipelago.

Pagasa said that these weather systems will bring cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) and Western Visayas which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

The weather agency added that residents in these areas are advised to take all the necessary precautionary measures.

Weather Forecaster Jori Loiz said that since the LPA is in the sea it has high chance to intensify into tropical depression

Once it develops into a cyclone, he said it will be named Jolina.

“Jolina” will be the third cyclone to enter the Philippine Area of responsibility (PAR) this month and it will be the tenth cyclone this year to hit the country, which on the average is battered by about 17to 20 storms every year. PNA

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