LPA moves slowly toward Bicol region – PAGASA

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Low Pressure Area satellite photo of PAGASA
Low Pressure Area satellite photo of PAGASA

MANILA, July 2 (PNA) — The low pressure area (LPA) off Eastern Samar continues to move slowly toward the Bicol region but still has small chance to turn into a tropical depression, the state weather bureau said on Monday.

Weather Forecaster Boy Soriaga said that as of 8 a.m. Monday, the LPA was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 150 kilometers south-southeast of Legazpi City in Albay (12.8°N, 125.1°E).

“The LPA seen earlier in Borongan, Eastern Samar moves toward Legazpi City but still has small chance to turn into tropical depression and is expected to dissipate on Wednesday,” Soriaga said.

He said Albay may expect moderate to heavy rains although other parts of the country may expect light rains.

He added that the weather disturbance will affect Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Northeastern Mindanao and will bring widespread rains over these areas.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) advised the residents living in low-lying areas and along mountain slopes to be on alert for possible occurrence of flash floods and landslides.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila will experience isolated rain showers due to the southwest monsoon, PAGASA said. (PNA)

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