Active LPA enters PH, may become cyclone in 24 hrs–PagasaBy Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines — The active low pressure area (Alpa) monitored by the state weather bureau has entered the Philippine territory, with a strong possibility of becoming a cyclone in the next 24 hours.
The Alpa was last spotted 760 kilometers east of Hinatuan embedded along an intertropical convergence zone, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
The ITCZ is a merge of winds where potential cyclones are bred.
Once the Alpa turns into a cyclone it will be named Karen.
Eastern Visayas and Caraga were alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides caused by scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming widespread rains.
Southern Luzon will experience light to moderate heavy rains, while the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms most especially in the afternoon or evening.