Potential cyclone approaches Samar - PAGASA
MANILA, Philippines - Parts of Visayas and Mindanao may be flooded as a potential cyclone approaches Eastern Samar early Friday, June 7.
Weather forecasters said a low pressure area was estimated at 460 km east of Borongan City at 4 am.
In an interview on radio station dzBB, PAGASA’s Elvie Enriquez said the LPA had a 50-50 chance of becoming a tropical storm as it approaches land. This has caused rain to fall on Eastern Samar.
Once the LPA develops into a cyclone and enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it will be codenamed Dante.
Enriquez said the LPA may cause the southwest monsoon to affect the country and signal the start of the rainy season.
In its 5 am bulletin, PAGASA said the LPA is affecting Bicol, the Visayas and Mindanao.
"Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides," it said.
"Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol region and the rest of Visayas and of Mindanao will have "cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms," PAGASA added.
In its bulletin, PAGASA said Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be "partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening." Light to moderate winds from the southeast will prevail over Northern Luzon and coming from the southeast to south over the rest of the country, the bulletin also said.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate. - Rappler.com