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Pagasa monitoring tropical storm, 2 LPAs

/ 06:40 PM September 16, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Monday said it is monitoring three weather disturbances in the country.

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The state weather bureau said two low-pressure areas (LPAs) were spotted within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

One LPA, which was the result of Tropical Depression Marilyn that recently exited the country, was spotted 895 kilometers east northeast of Basco town in Batanes; while the other LPA was spotted 280 kilometers west of Iba town in Zambales – but this has a low chance of developing into storm although it will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, according to Pagasa.

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Still, Pagasa said the LPA west of Zambales is expected to hit mainland Luzon before merging with the trough of a larger weather disturbance, which will then likely develop into a storm in the following days and will be named “Nympha”, the state weather bureau added.

Aside from the two LPAs, Pagasa is also monitoring Tropical Storm Peipah, which was spotted outside PAR at 2,295 kilometers east of extreme northern Luzon.

Peipah has a maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) with gustiness of 90 kph as it moves northwest at the speed of 45 kph.

The tropical storm, however, has a low chance of entering PAR, Pagasa said. 

Source: DOST Pagasa website | September 16 pm, 6 pm

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Meanwhile, the state weather bureau said the southwest monsoon will continue to affect several areas in Luzon including Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, and Occidental Mindoro.

It also said remaining parts of Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Bicol region are also expected to experience scattered rain showers due to the southwest monsoon.

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On the other hand, Pagasa said, Visayas regions will also experience scattered rain showers while localized thunderstorms may likely prevail over Mindanao on Monday night.

Pagasa has raised a gale warning in Palawan and Occidental Mindoro amid the inclement weather. /kga

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