New LPA enters PHL, ITCZ continues to bring rains over Visayas, Mindanao

October 8, 2013 9:02 am 

MANILA, Oct. 8 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration(PAGASA) on Tuesday spotted a new potential cyclone over the Pacific Ocean which had already entered Philippine territory.

Weather Forecaster Jori Loiz said that as 4:00 a.m. the low pressure area was spotted at 1,000 km east of Virac, Catanduanes (13.5°N, 134.5°E).

He said the LPA still too far to affect the country.

Loiz said they also monitored another potential cyclone which is still outside the PAR.

He added that since the LPA still hovers off the sea, there is a “possibility” that it may become a cyclone in the coming days.

Once it intensifies into a tropical depression inside the PAR, Loiz said it will be named “Santi.”

“Santi” would be the second cyclone to visit the country this month and the 19th for the year.

Earlier, PAGASA said it expects two to three cyclones to enter the country this month.

Meanwhile, for Tuesday forecast, Loiz said the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will continue to bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains in Visayas and Mindanao.

The rest of the country including Metro Manila will have partly cloudy skies to at times cloudy with possible isolated rains in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms.

In its advisory, PAGASA said that light to moderate winds coming from the northwest to southwest will prevail over the entire archipelago and the coastal waters will be slight to moderate. (PNA)

LAM/CLTC

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