LPA spotted in Eastern Samar

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    A LOW pressure area monitored off Eastern Samar yesterday morning may intensify into a tropical depression “in the next 48 hours,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

    As of 3 p.m. yesterday, the LPA was some 30 km east of Borongan City in Eastern Samar.

    PAGASA said the LPA, combined with the prevailing southwesterly wind flow, will bring cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorms in the Visayas and Bicol, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga regions PAGASA said Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Mimaropa regions and the rest of Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the LPA and the southwesterly wind flow.

    The rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms due to localized thunderstorms.

    “Floodings and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards,” PAGASA said. –– Victor Reyes