Friday, July 25, 2014

PAGASA tracks LPA outside PAR, expects fair weather this weekend

Another weather disturbance may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this coming Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) announced this morning.

As of 4 AM, the low pressure area (LPA) was seen at around 1020 kilometers east of Northern Mindanao. However, the disturbance is not expected to directly affect the country.

Typhoon Inday

If the LPA does develop into a tropical depression, it will be named "Inday," the ninth tropical cyclone to enter the country this year.

Every year, an average of 18 to 20 storms affect the Philippines, according to the PAGASA.

Warning

The state weather bureau also issued gale warning as strong to gale force winds associated with the surge of southwest monsoon affect western seaboard of Luzon.

“Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," it warned.

In its advisory, PAGASA said moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over the western section of Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. - With report from PNA

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