Tropical depression Pablo-turned-LPA dissipates

Posted at 12/10/2012 8:49 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression "Pablo", which weakened into a low pressure area on Sunday afternoon, has dissipated, a weather bureau official said on Monday.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Administrator Nathaniel Servando said the LPA dissipated Sunday evening even before making landfall in northern Luzon.

"Ito ay naging LPA ng hapon at kagabi, ito ay tuluyang nag-dissipate bago tumama ng kalupaan sa may parteng Ilocos," Servando told dzMM on Monday morning.

"Sa ngayon wala na, dahil umiral sa ngayon itong hanging amihan, na dahil sa malamig na hangin, ito ang isang dahilan kung bakit ito nalusaw," he added.

Last week, Pablo hit Mindanao leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless.

According to latest reports, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos said the death toll from Pablo rose to 647.