LPA brings rain to Luzon; another likely to develop into Odette

LPA brings rain to Luzon; another likely to develop into Odette
A low pressure area off Infanta, Quezon is causing the rain in parts of Luzon, while another one located farther away from the Philippines has a strong chance of strengthening into Tropical Depression Odette

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MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau PAGASA is monitoring two low pressure areas (LPAs) as of Wednesday afternoon, October 11.

One of the LPAs is located 365 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon. It will bring moderate to heavy rain to the region of Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Abra, and Kalinga. These areas should watch out for possible floods and landslides.

The same LPA off Quezon will also trigger light to moderate rain in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, the rest of the Ilocos and Cordillera regions, as well as the provinces of Marinduque, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur.

This LPA only has a slim chance of developing into a tropical depression and could even dissipate within the next 24 to 48 hours, according to PAGASA.

In contrast, however, the other LPA is likely to develop into a tropical depression within the next 24 to 36 hours. If it does strengthen further, it will be given the local name Odette.

So far, this second LPA is still too far to directly affect the Philippines. It is located 900 kilometers northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

Meanwhile, the rest of Luzon as well as the Visayas and Mindanao will only have isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. – Rappler.com

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