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LPA likely to enter PH – Pagasa

A low pressure area (LPA) spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is likely to enter the country this Wednesday, the state-run weather bureau said.

The LPA was spotted at 1,530 kilometers east of Central Luzon as of 3 a.m., but would unlikely develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours until it enters the PAR where it has “higher chances” of becoming one, said
weather specialist Benison Estareja of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (Pagasa).

The trough or extension of the LPA, however, is affecting Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao where cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected.

Meanwhile, a tropical depression on the western part of the country outside PAR was spotted 760 west of Northern Luzon as of 3 a.m.

A southwest monsoon is affecting Pangasinan, Zambales, and Bataan where cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country are expected to experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms. DIVINA NOVA JOY DELA CRUZ


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