LPA off Bicol being watched

Published September 22, 2019, 2:13 PM

by Martin Sadongdong & Antonio Colina

By Ellalyn Vera-Ruiz

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) was keeping a close watch on Sunday on a shallow low pressure area (LPA) off Bicol.

(PAGASA/ MANILA BULLETIN)
(PAGASA/ MANILA BULLETIN)

PAGASA weather specialist Gener Quitlong said the LPA was at 1,795 kilometers east of Legazpi City or still outside the country’s area of responsibility.

The weather system is not likely to develop into a tropical cyclone, but may make landfall and bring rains in the eastern section of Central or Southern Luzon in the next few days, Quitlong said.

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon or habagat remains the prevailing weather system in the country.

Zambales, Bataan, Palawan, Oriental Mindoro, and Occidental Mindoro may experience cloudy skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms due to the habagat.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with showers from localized thunderstorms.

So far, four tropical cyclones – Kabayan, Liwayway, Marilyn and Nimfa – have entered the country’s area of responsibility this month.

None of them have made landfall.

The next cyclone that will enter or form inside the PAR will be given a local name “Onyok.”

 
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