One of two LPAs east of PH likely to develop into tropical cyclone

Published July 14, 2018, 11:36 AM

by iManila Developer

By Ellayn De Vera-Ruiz

One of two low pressure areas (LPAs) east of the country will likely develop into a tropical cyclone within the next two days.


Once it becomes a cyclone inside the country’s area of responsibility, it will be given a local name of “Henry.”

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA will likely enter the country’s area of responsibility within 24 hours. As of mid-Saturday, the LPA was estimated at 1,590 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan.

The weather disturbance has no direct effect yet over the country, PAGASA said.

Another LPA was at 380 kilometers east-northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar around Saturday morning. PAGASA said the LPA inside the country’s area of responsibility will likely merge with the approaching LPA.

This Sunday, the southwest monsoon or “habagat” will bring scattered to widespread rains over Zambales, Bataan, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro and Palawan.

Meanwhile, the combined effects of the habagat and trough or advancing clouds of the LPA will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Bicol Region, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Bulacan, Pampanga, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon, Cavite, Batangas

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with rain showers or thunderstorms due to localized thunderstorms.

PAGASA warned the public of possible flash floods or landslides due to light to moderate to at times heavy rains.

Monsoon rains will prevail over most parts of Luzon and Visayas throughout next week.