Shallow LPA spotted off Davao to bring rains in Mindanao –PAGASA

August 31, 2012 12:57 am 

MANILA, Aug. 30 — A shallow low pressure area (SLPA) spotted off Davao will bring rains in the Mindanao area but has small chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, the state weather bureau said on Thursday afternoon.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Gener Quitlong said that as of 2 p.m. Thursday, the LSPA was estimated at 680 kilometers southeast of Davao City (5.0°N, 132.0°E).

Quitlong said the SLPA is expected to dissipate within 24-48 hours but will affect Mindanao which will experience scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

He added that the weather agency is also monitoring another weather disturbance in the Pacific Ocean, but it is still too far away to pose any threat to the country.

Quitlong said that due to the southwest monsoon, Northern Luzon will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms, while the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy, with isolated rains or thunderstorms.

PAGASA said that moderate to strong winds from the southwest to south will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest to west, with slight to moderate seas, the weather bureau added. (PNA)

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