LPA spotted near central Luzon

Posted at 07/17/12 10:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The state weather bureau is monitoring a new weather disturbance spotted near central Luzon following the departure of tropical storm “Enteng” early Tuesday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said a low pressure area (LPA) was spotted 1,190 kilometers east of Central Luzon at 2 p.m.

PAGASA said there's a chance that the LPA could still intensify further into a storm but not in the next 24 hours.

The LPA is expected to move north-northwest and is still too far to affect weather conditions in Luzon.

Meanwhile, the weak southwest monsoon will continue to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms over Visayas and Mindanao.     

In Metro Manila, rainy afternoons are expected all throughout the week.

There is also a 90% chance of rains Tuesday night and a 50% to 60% chance of rains beginning 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to PAGASA, two to three tropical cyclones are expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility this July.

The next tropical cyclone will be named “Ferdie.” -- With a report from ANC