Weather could get nasty


Weather-2013-06-06 A Low Pressure Area (LPA) called 97W has formed east of the Philippines.

Its pressure is still high (1008 hPa) and it is not yet organized. But beginning circular movements are visible on the satellite images. 

This LPA may trigger the start of the rainy season but may also spare the Philippines and veer towards Taiwan. 

Atmospheric  models show the low-pressure coming near eastern Visayas and Mindanao but then changing direction towards Taiwan. This northward turn is usual.

Should the LPA become a cyclone while inside the Philippine area of responsibility, it will be codenamed Dante.

In its 5 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is affecting Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao, and may trigger flash floods and landslides in Mindanao.
Also, the weather service said Bicol and eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.

We keep an eye on this LPA!

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  1. June 6, 2013

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