LPA enters PH, may hit Batanes
MANILA – A low pressure area (LPA) entered the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday afternoon, weather bureau PAGASA said.
PAGASA forecaster Joey Figuracion told radio dzMM that the LPA, spotted 1,050 kilometers east of extreme northern Luzon as of 4 a.m., still has no direct effect over any part of the country.
Figuracion said the LPA was moving westward and may hit the Batanes area. However, the LPA has a slim chance of intensifying into a tropical cyclone.
PAGASA said the southwest monsoon (habagat) was affecting extreme northern Luzon, bringing light to moderate rains over the Batanes group of islands and Caraga region.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country, meanwhile, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms.