LPA moves out of PHL

MANILA, (PNA) — The low pressure area spotted (LPA) earlier in Visayas has already move out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the state weather forecaster said on Wednesday.

Weather Forecaster Rene Paciente said that as of 10 a.m. the LPA has re-organized and was estimated at 1,200 km east of Luzon (15.0°N, 136.5°E) and it has yet to affect any part of the country.

He added that the LPA is in the boundary of PAR line.

“Re-organized yung LPA meaning hindi pa defined yung movement ng LPA hinahanap yung favorable weather condition like water vapor, sea surface temperature to be developed as tropical cyclone and at the same time pwede din ma-dissipate dahil walang cloudiness,” Paciente explained.

He added the agency continues monitoring the LPA as it moves northward and still has a high chance to become a tropical depression since “it is still in the Philippine sea, where it could pick up more moisture.”

He said it will be named “Odette” once it intensifies into a cyclone.

Paciente said that an Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will continue to bring cloudy skies and light to moderate rains and thunderstorm over Luzon including Metro Manila and Visayas.