New LPA nears Philippine area
More News from Philippine Daily Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines—A new low-pressure area is seen entering the Philippine area of responsibility in two days but it remains to be seen if it will hit land, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday.
As of mid-Tuesday, the low pressure area was observed 1,080 kilometers east of Northern Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
Pagasa weather forecasting section chief Rene Paciente said the weather system’s track appeared to curve upward and, according to three out of four models, would not make landfall.
But there is still a chance it would hit land, likely through Northern or Central Luzon, he told reporters.
Paciente added that the low pressure area had the potential of turning into a tropical cyclone for as long as it was still over the ocean.
According to Pagasa’s 24-hour weather outlook, the low pressure area would bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms to Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao.
Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao are forecast to experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, Pagasa said.
Paciente said the capital would experience good weather in the next few days except for isolated thunderstorms usually between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the east will prevail over extreme Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough, Pagasa said.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest to southeast with slight to moderate seas, it said.
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94