LPA to leave PAR Saturday or Sunday

MANILA, Aug. 23 (PNA) — The low pressure area (LPA) hovering over Luzon is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday or Sunday, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

PAGASA weather forecaster Aldcza Aurelio as of 4 p.m. the LPA was spotted some 190 km west of Iba, Zambales (15.5ºN, 118.0 ºE).

He added the LPA expected to be out of PAR by Saturday or Sunday.

Aurelio said the agency’s numerical models show that the weather disturbance has a slim chance to become a tropical depression, but the agency continues monitoring it.

PAGASA still expects two to three more storms to enter the country before the end of the month.

PAGASA said the next tropical cyclone that will visit the country will be named “Kanor.”

For Saturday forecast, PAGASA said the provinces of Cagayan, Ilocos Norte and Palawan will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

It added the rest of the country, including Metro Manila, will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

The state weather bureau also said light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to southeast will prevail over Luzon and coming from the south to southwest over the rest of the country.

The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.

Meanwhile, no gale warning was issued so sea travel will be safe for fisherfolk and small seacraft.(PNA)