New LPA spotted east of Mindanao
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is monitoring a new low pressure area (LPA) last spotted 870-kilometers east of Mindanao.
The LPA is embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and PAGASA says the chance of it intensifying into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours is still slim.
When the LPA crosses the Sulu Sea on Monday, it could strengthen, and will then be named “Wilma.”
“Wilma” will be 23rd typhoon to enter the Philippines this year.
Northern Mindanao, as well as the Caraga and Davao regions, should expect light to moderate rains today.
Luzon and Visayas, meanwhile, will have generally sunny weather, but should expect isolated rain showers, mostly over the Eastern sections. -- Reports from ANC, DZMM.