Pagasa monitoring LPA near Mindanao

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10:27 AM February 18th, 2013

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By: Frances Mangosing, February 18th, 2013 10:27 AM

Source: Project Noah | 10:28 am, Feb 18, 2012

MANILA, Philippines – A low pressure area near Mindanao is being monitored Monday by the state weather bureau.

The LPA was last seen 1,120 kilometers east of Southern Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

Although there are a few LPAs formed at this time of the year, weather forecaster Jori Loiz told INQUIRER.net that the chances are not “unusual.”

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon continued to prevail over Luzon.

“The regions of CARAGA, Davao and Soccsksargen will experience cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides,” Pagasa said.

“Eastern Visayas and the rest of Mindanao and will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers or thunderstorms. Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will be cloudy with light rains.”

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail throughout the archipelago and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

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