Potential LPA seen east of Luzon

MANILA — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) sees a low pressure area (LPA) forming east of Luzon.

PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez, in a phone interview Friday, said an LPA might develop east of Luzon next week .

Perez noted that other potential tropical depressions were seen outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

The state-run weather bureau, in its 24-hour forecast, issued at 5 p.m. Friday, said that cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms would be experienced in the regions of Bicol and Eastern Visayas, along with the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Aurora and Quezon.

It further said other areas, which include Metro Manila, would experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Luzon may also experience moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to west. Its coastal waters may also be moderate to rough.

The agency added that Visayas and Mindanao would experience light to moderate winds coming from the southwest to west and a slight to moderate seas.

It also warned against strong to gale force winds in the Western Seaboard of Northern Luzon. Juzel Danganan/PNA/northboundasia.com