‘Domeng’ weakens into LPA but will dump rains in Eastern Visayas

Apr. 10, 2014

DAVAO CITY (7TH UPDATE)— Tropical Depression Domeng has weakened slightly while remaining quasi-stationary over the South Philippine Sea during the past 12 hours but continues to be a disorganized system over unfavorable atmospheric conditions and is forecast to head towards Eastern Visayas and dissipate over Eastern Samar.

At 10:00 am today, PAG-ASA said Tropical Depression Domeng has been downgraded to a Low Pressure Area (LPA) and spotted estimated at 470 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

But he low pressure area will bring cloudy skies and scattered light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms over eastern Visayas, CARAGA and Davao Region. Moreover, seaboards of the aforementioned regions will be moderate to rough.

The rainbands associated likely to bring moderate to heavy rains along Eastern Visayas including Dinagat and Siargao Islands, and Southern Bicol beginning Friday morning, April 11 through Sunday morning, April 13.

Residents and DRRMCs concerned are advised to continue monitoring for updates regarding this weather disturbance while small seacrafts and fishing vessels are advised not to venture out into the aforementioned seaboards.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council has recorded no casualties relating to the LPA, which first entered the Philippine area of responsibility Sunday evening as a tropical storm. -Mart D. Sambalud (davaotoday.com)

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