LPA near Visayas won't become cyclone

Posted at 07/02/12 8:19 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) spotted northeast of Visayas will not develop into a tropical cyclone anymore, the state weather bureau said on Monday.

PAGASA forecaster Connie Rose Dadivas said the LPA, last spotted 120 kilometers northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar, has weakened but will still bring rains to some parts of the country.

"Sa ngayon low pressure area pa rin siya at medyo mahina ito kaya inaasahan nating hindi na ito magiging bagyo," Dadivas told dzMM.

Dadivas said the LPA will bring rains over central and southern Luzon; Visayas; and Mindanao.

Widespread rains are expected over the eastern section of southern Luzon.

The rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains.

Dadivas said the southwest monsoon (habagat) has likewise weakened for the meantime due to the absence of a strong weather disturbance.

“Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to north will prevail over Luzon, and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough,” PAGASA said in its latest weather bulletin.

“Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northwest to southwest with slight to moderate seas,” it added.