Another LPA seen outside PAR, says Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) was sighted outside of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the LPA will not directly affect the country.
“May panibagong low-pressure area tayong minomonitor, nasa layo itong 1,935 kilometers silangan ng eastern Visayas. So makikita natin sa ating satellite imagery na malayo pa ito sa ating kalupaan at wala pa itong direktang epekto sa anumang bahagi ng ating bansa,” Pagasa weather specialist Ana Clauren-Jorda said.
(A new low-pressure area is being monitored, 1,935 kilometers east of eastern Visayas. We can see in our satellite imagery that it is far from the mainland and has no direct effect yet over any part of the country.)
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Goring (international name: Saola) is expected to intensify further into a severe tropical storm in the next 24 hours.
By Sunday, Pagasa predicts it will develop into a typhoon.