There’s an LPA But It’s Less Likely Develop Into a Tropical Depression, Says PAGASA

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), through the latest Weather Advisory they issued at 11:00 AM today (Friday), January 8, 2021, reported that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) is now embedded along the Tail-End of a Frontal System (Shear Line).

The LPA was estimated at 70 km North Northwest of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte or 60 km East Northeast of Maasin City, Southern Leyte.

However, “This weather disturbance remains less likely to develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours,” stated PAGASA on their latest update.

Moderate to Heavy Rains

The combined effects of the Low Pressure Area and the Tail-End of a Frontal System will bring moderate to heavy rains over the following areas, in the next 24 hours:

  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate
  • Northern Samar
  • Samar
  • Eastern Samar

Light to Moderate Rains

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are also likely over the following areas:

  • The rest of Bicol Region
  • The rest of Visayas
  • Palawan including Cuyo and Cagayancillo Islands

Flooding and Flashfloods

Furthermore, PAGASA also informed that 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 rainfall during the past couple of days or weeks,” the administration warned.

According to PAGASA, the next weather advisory will be issued at 11:00 AM tomorrow (Saturday), January 9, 2021, unless an intermediate advisory is released.

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Source: PAGASA, PAGASA| Weather Advisory No. 2

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