LPA bringing rain to Bicol, Eastern Visayas on June 21
MANILA, Philippines – The trough or extension of a low pressure area (LPA) will bring rain to Bicol and Eastern Visayas on Thursday, June 21, while the southwest monsoon will continue to affect the western part of Northern Luzon.
In a bulletin issued 4 pm on Wednesday, June 20, state weather bureau PAGASA said the LPA is located 490 kilometers northeast of Virac, Catanduanes.
There will be light to moderate rain in Bicol and Eastern Visayas due to the trough or extension of the LPA. These regions should be on alert for possible floods in low-lying areas.
PAGASA also said the LPA only has a slim chance of developing into a tropical depression. If it does, it would become the Philippines' 6th tropical cyclone for the year, and would be given the local name Florita. (READ: LIST: PAGASA's names for tropical cyclones in 2018)
The southwest monsoon, meanwhile, will trigger light to moderate rain in the Ilocos Region, the Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, and the Babuyan Group of Islands. Floods are also possible in low-lying areas.
The rest of the country, not affected by either the LPA or the southwest monsoon, will only have isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms with "no significant impact." (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)
PAGASA had declared the start of the rainy season last June 8. – Rappler.com
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