Active LPA now within PAR

Posted at 08/12/12 12:39 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – State weather bureau PAGASA is monitoring an active low pressure area (ALPA) last spotted 900 kilometers east of Central Luzon.

In an interview with radio dzMM on Sunday, PAGASA weather forecaster specialist Chris Perez said the ALPA is already within the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

PAGASA said this ALPA has a 30-50% chance of becoming a storm, but it is not expected to make a landfall.

If it intensifies into a storm, the weather disturbance will be named “Helen.”

The weather bureau is expecting two to three storms to hit the country this month.

Meanwhile, Pagasa said Luzon will enjoy sunny weather on Sunday with only isolated showers. The Bicol region is an exception as it will experience rains.

Visayas and Mindanao will also have scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. – with ANC and dzMM