PAGASA: Low pressure area could become storm

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State weather bureau PAGASA said Tuesday, June 26, the active low pressure area (ALPA) was last spotted 750 kilometers east northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and moving at a northwesterly direction

MTSAT Enhanced IR Satellite Image for 9:32 a.m., 26 June 2012, showing the Active Low Pressure Area (ALPA) just east of Samar. Photo courtesy of PAGASA.

MANILA, Philippines – The eastern seaboard of the country will be threatened by an Active Low Pressure Area that could become a storm within the next 36 hours.

State weather bureau PAGASA said Tuesday, June 26, the ALPA was last spotted 750 kilometers east northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and moving at a northwesterly direction.

PAGASA told dzMM on Tuesday that they expect the ALPA to become a storm in the next 36 hours, and is forecast to target Luzon. It will be given the codename Dindo.

“Pagka naging bagyo siya, kapag lumapit na iyon, tiyak may (public storm warning) signal sa malapit na lugar (If it becomes a storm and goes near land, the areas will have a public storm warning signal),” forecaster Buddy Javier said.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said the other low pressure area east of Southern Luzon has dissipated already as of Monday.

The ALPA is expected to bring scattered to widespread rains over Bicol and Eastern Visayas, the bureau said, and residents in low-lying areas or at mountain slopes are advised to be alert against landslides and flashfloods.

Aside from the ALPA, there is no other weather disturbance within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at present.

Meanwhile, southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

The rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy, PAGASA said, with isolated rains and thunderstorms.

Prevailing winds over Northern and Central Luzon will come from the southwest to south, while Southern Luzon and Visayas will experience winds coming from the southwest to west, the bureau said.

Metro Manila will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms, and will experience temperatures between 25-31 degrees Celsius. – Rappler.com

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