LPA spotted in Central Luzon –PAGASA

July 17, 2012 10:04 pm 

MANILA, July 17 — After tropical storm “Enteng” left the Philippine territory on Tuesday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has spotted a low pressure area (LPA) that can intensify into a cyclone.

Weather Forecaster Malou Rivera said that as of 2 p.m. Tuesday, the LPA was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,190 km east of Central Luzon (17.5°N, 135.0°E).

Rivera said the LPA has a chance to turn into a cyclone because it is still on the sea and located just outside the boundary of Philippine territory.

She said once the LPA develops into a tropical depression and enters the Philippine territory, it will be named "Ferdie," and will be the sixth weather disturbance to enter the country’s area of responsibility this year.

In its advisory, PAGASA said Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

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

Light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to west will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be slight to moderate. (PNA)

LAM/CLTC

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