(UPDATE)Shallow LPA spotted in Palawan – PAGASA

July 9, 2012 9:54 pm 

MANILA, July 9 — A shallow low pressure area (SLPA)was spotted in Palawan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)said on Monday afternoon.

Weather Forecaster Ricky Fabregas said as of 2 p.m. Monday based on satellite and surface data, the SLPA was sighted at 180 km northwest of Palawan (11.5°N, 117.5°E) and was embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), which is affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Fabregas said the weather disturbance has a small chance to turn into a tropical cyclone.

He said Metro Manila will experience isolated rain showers in the afternoon or evening.

PAGASA said Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over Palawan which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

“Residents living in low lying areas and along mountain slopes are advised to be on alert for possible occurrence of flash floods and landslides,” PAGASA said.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Light to moderate winds blowing from the southeast will prevail over Luzon and coming from southwest to southeast over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate. (PNA)

FPV/CLTC

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