LPA east of PH dissipates, another one forms

Posted at 09/03/12 10:36 AM

MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday has dissipated but another one has formed, the state weather bureau said.

PAGASA said the new shallow LPA was spotted 470 kilometers east of Borongan, Eastern Samar.

However, PAGASA forecaster Fernando Cada said the SLPA has little chance of developing into a tropical cyclone.

Cada said the southwest monsoon continues to bring scattered rains over southern Luzon.

Meanwhile, Cada said the southwest monsoon is slowly becoming weak due to the transition to northeast monsoon (Amihan) season, which is expected to begin during the first week of October.

PAGASA said the amihan season will be marked by above normal rainfall condition over Cagayan, some parts of Isabela, southern Palawan, Surigao del Sur, western Mindanao and most areas of eastern Visayas.

Below normal rainfall condition, on the other hand, is expected over the western portion of central Luzon, Pangasinan, La Union and Ilocos Sur.