PAGASA not ruling out possibility of LPA developing into tropical depression

Mindanao, the Visayas, and elements of Luzon are nonetheless wet on Friday, April 8, as a result of lingering low strain space, which is embedded alongside the intertropical convergence zone

MANILA, Philippines – The state climate bureau is not ruling out the possibility of the low strain space (LPA) off Mindanao developing into a tropical depression, it mentioned on Friday morning, April 8.

The LPA has been dumping reasonable to heavy rain for days, particularly in Mindanao and the Visayas.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Providers Administration (PAGASA) mentioned in its 11 am bulletin on Friday that the LPA was positioned 375 kilometers east of Surigao Metropolis, nonetheless embedded alongside the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ).

Rain from each the LPA and the ITCZ will persist on Friday.

Reasonable to heavy rain
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Jap Visayas
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Agusan del Norte
  • northern half of Surigao del Sur
  • Dinagat Islands
Mild to reasonable rain, with at instances heavy rain
  • southern half of Quezon
  • Romblon
  • Marinduque
  • relaxation of Bicol
  • relaxation of Visayas
  • relaxation of Mindanao

PAGASA warned that scattered floods and rain-induced landslides are doubtless, particularly in areas the place it has been raining for days, because the soil in these locations would already be saturated.

If the LPA develops into a tropical depression, it could be the Philippines’ first tropical cyclone for 2022 and could be given the native identify Agaton.

The climate bureau additionally mentioned earlier on Friday that the northeasterly floor windflow might set off reasonable to heavy rain in these areas:

  • Cagayan Valley
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Ifugao
  • Mountain Province
  • Aurora

In the meantime, Metro Manila will solely have remoted rain showers or thunderstorms on Friday.

Tropical Storm Malakas

PAGASA additionally continues to watch a tropical cyclone exterior the Philippine Space of Duty (PAR).

The tropical cyclone intensified from a tropical depression into a tropical storm on Friday, and was given the worldwide identify Malakas. The Philippines contributed this identify to the checklist.

Tropical Storm Malakas was over 2,000 kilometers east of Mindanao on Friday morning. PAGASA earlier mentioned it might enter PAR by Monday, April 11.

To this point, Malakas is not seen to have a direct impact on climate within the Philippines, however PAGASA suggested the general public to proceed monitoring updates. – Rappler.com

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