Pagasa: Rains, overcast skies due to ‘Paolo’, LPA
Two weather systems continue to affect the country, with most parts predicted to experience rains and overcast skies due to typhoon Paolo (international name Lan), the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Thursday.
In its latest bulletin, the state weather bureau said that as of 3 a.m., Paolo maintained its strength of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 145 kph. It moved north northwest at 15 kph.
The typhoon was last located 895 kilometers east of Daet, Camarines Norte, it added.
Weather forecaster Obet Badrina said Paolo is heading towards Japan based on forecast models, and is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Sunday.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center said on Wednesday night that Paolo is expected to intensify into a super typhoon in the next 48 hours as it propels towards Japan.
Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and the Bicol region will have scattered rains and thunderstorms due to Paolo.
A low pressure area (LPA) located 185 kilometers west of Puerto Princesa City will also bring cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms over Palawan.
Badrina said they continue to monitor the LPA if it will intensify into a tropical cyclone.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains and thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening, Pagasa said. /kga
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