LPA off Catanduanes sparks interest as potential tropical depression – Pagasa observes

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration, (Pagasa), the Low-Pressure Area off the coast Catanduanes has the potential to become a tropical depression. The LPA is expected to gain more energy and moisture as it moves closer to the land. This favorable environment provides a conducive atmosphere for the LPA. It could potentially become a tropical storm.

Pagasa encourages residents to monitor closely the progress of the LPA. Residents and government agencies should be alert and ready for any possible impacts, such as strong winds, heavy rains and rough seas. It is important to adhere to safety protocols and evacuate procedures in such scenarios to ensure the protection and well-being of the affected community. To keep everyone well informed and prepared for any possible event, it is important to spread accurate and timely information regarding the LPA and how it could develop into a Tropical Depression.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said that despite the presence of a low-pressure area (LPA), it is likely to deteriorate into a tropical storm in the next few days.

In its 4 pm advisory, Pagasa stated that the weather disturbance had been spotted at least past 3 pm, some 180 km northeast of Virac in the same province, or 400 km east of Infanta.

“Based on Pagasa’s satellite images the LPA is still in the waters but we are not discounting the possibility that it will intensify into a storm in the coming days,” Ana Clauren Jorda is a meteorologist.

Southwest monsoons or “habagat,” She stated that the forecast is for overcast skies and scattered thunderstorms in Metro Manila, Calabarzon provinces (Cavite-Laguna, Batnagas-Rizal, Quezon and Cavite), Mimaropa provinces (Mindoro (Marinduque), Romblon (Palawan) and Mindoro (Mindoro), Bicol Region (Visayas), and Mindanao (Mindanao).

According to the weather bureau, similar weather conditions are also present in Cagayan Valley due to the LPA.

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The trough LPA will bring overcast skies and scattered showers of rain or thunderstorms to Luzon.