LPA east of Catanduanes not expected to become tropical depression – PAGASA

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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its weather synopsis this Friday morning, said a low pressure area was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 700 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (13.8°N, 131.5°E).

PAGASA senior weather forecaster Leni Ruiz said the LPA is not expected to develop into a tropical depression as it might be absorbed by the stronger and bigger weather disturbance more than 2,000 kilometers from the country outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

This strong LPA is expected to develop into a storm as it enters PAR but it would just stay at its (PAR) edge and leave the country, according to Ruiz.

Hence, he said, generally fair weather is expected this weekend except for an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening due to the Southwest Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon.

PAGASA, for its Friday’s forecast, said the western sections of Northern Luzon and Eastern Visayas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

For its wind and sea forecast, it said moderate to strong winds blowing from the Southwest will prevail over the western section of Northern and Central Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southeast to west with slight to moderate seas. (PNA)

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