LPA seen to bring rains in Visayas, Mindanao on ChristmasBy Fatima Reyes
MANILA, Philippines – A new low pressure area (LPA) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Monday morning and was seen to bring moderate to heavy rains in Eastern Visayas and Northeastern Mindanao, the state weather bureau said.
In an interview over Radyo Inquirer 990AM, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) head Nathaniel Servando said that the LPA might develop into an “active” LPA and will most likely hit Surigao and Leyte provinces, north of areas stricken by typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha).
Typhoon “Pablo” hit the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental leaving more than 1,000 persons killed while another 800 were reportedly missing.
Servando said there was no indication yet that the LPA would head for Luzon He said Pagasa will continue to monitor the trajectory of the LPA and will immediately inform the public of major changes.