Potential cyclone enters Philippines

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Source: Project Noah | 6:01 am, January 2, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—A potential cyclone entered the Philippine territory on Wednesday, bringing in rains in parts of the country, the weather bureau said.

Arvin Bordon of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the low pressure area was last seen 790 kilometers east of Mindanao as of 8 a.m.

The LPA was embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao which will enhance the .

In a special weather forecast, Pagasa said Davao and Compostela Valley will be cloudy with moderate rains Wednesday, and moderate to heavy rains Thursday.

Northeast monsoon is affecting Northern Luzon.

Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with light rains. Leyte provinces and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with brief rainshowers or thunderstorms, Pagasa said.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Eastern Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to north with slight to moderate seas.

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