There is an LPA but is Unlikely to Develop Into Tropical Depression, PAGASA Reports

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Mindanao was estimated at 335 km East of General Santos City at 10:00 AM today (Monday), February 8, 2021.

However, based on the latest weather advisory which was published by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) at 11:00 AM today, “this weather disturbance is unlikely to develop into a tropical depression and may dissipate in the next 24 hours.”

Hazards Affecting Land Areas

Moderate to Heavy Rains

In the next 24 hours, the Low Pressure Area will bring moderate to heavy rains over the following areas:

  • Eastern Visayas
  • Caraga
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao de Oro

Light to Moderate with at Times Heavy Rains

Furthermore, light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over the following areas:

  • Bicol Region
  • Northern Mindanao
  • The rest of Visayas
  • The rest of  Davao Region

Flooding and Rain-induced Landslides

PAGASA also warned those who are in areas identified to be highly susceptible to heavy or prolonged periods of rainfall that flooding, including flash floods, and rain-induced landslides may also occur.

“Flooding, including flash floods, and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged periods of rainfall, especially in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards or in localities that received significant amount of rainfall during the past couple of days or weeks.”


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Source: PAGASA, PAGASA| Weather Advisory 3

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