PAG-ASA: LPA spotted off E.Samar may develop into a cyclone

Apr. 21, 2014

TAGUM CITY – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that at 4:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) spotted off 1,010 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.5ºN, 136.0ºE) may develop into a tropical cyclone.

PAG-ASA said the new disturbance is will develop into a Tropical Cyclone and expected to enter par within next 24-36 hours.

In its 5AM weather advisory, PAG-ASA said Eastern Visayas will have cloudys skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

The easterlies will continue affecting Northern Luzon, according to PAG-ASA.

Elsewhere in the country, it will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

The state weather bureau PAG-ASA noted that moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over the Eastern section of Central and Southern Luzon and over Eastern Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to occasionally rough.

Light to moderate winds coming from the east to northeast will prevail over the rest of Visayas and of Luzon and from the north to northwest over Mindanao with slight to moderate seas and over Metro Manila.

Residents in those areas are advised to be alert of possible flashfloods and landslides. –Mart D. Sambalud(

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