New LPA forms east of Tuguegarao

Posted at 07/24/12 10:36 AM

PAGASA MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 9:32 a.m., 24 July 2012

MANILA, Philippines – A new low pressure area (LPA) has formed east of northern Luzon, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday.

PAGASA said the new LPA was spotted 300 kilometers east of Tuguegarao, Cagayan.

Meanwhile, the other LPA east of Mindanao “has remained almost stationary for the past six hours” and was last spotted 910 kilometers east of the region.

PAGASA said these two LPAs and the southwest monsoon (habagat) will bring scattered rains and thunderstorms over northern and central Luzon.

Northern Luzon areas were warned of possible flashfloods and landslides.

In case one of the LPAs intensifies into a cyclone, it will be named “Gener” once it enters the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).