(WEATHER) LPA nears Central Luzon

September 23, 2009 12:31 pm 

MANILA, Sept. 23 — The weather disturbance over Philippine Sea moves near Central Luzon, and now poses threat with heavy rains across the region and eastern side of the Visayas.

"At 2:00 p.m. today, the Active Low Pressure Area (ALPA) is seen at 700 kms East of Central Luzon," latest weather bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Central, Southern Luzon and Visayas will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Frequent heavy rains, meanwhile, can be expected over the western section which may trigger flashfloods and landslides, it added.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

The weather disturbance if it gains strength and further develops, shall be named Ondoy, the 15th storm to enter the country. (PNA)

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