PAGASA says LPA east of Aurora may develop into a tropical depression in 48 hours



(Eagle News) – The country’s weather bureau, PAGASA, said on Monday that the low pressure area off the waters of Aurora may develop into a tropical depression within 48 hours.

“In case the LPA develops into TD while inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), it will be named ‘DODONG’,” said PAGASA in its advisory.

The LPA was last seen at 610 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora as of 3 p.m. Monday.

If the LPA intensifies into a tropical cyclone, it will be the first cyclone for this month, and only the fourth this year.

But Pagasa said that weather disturbance is not likely to make landfall over the country.

Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol region, Visayas and Zamboanga Peninsula is forecast to have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms caused by the southwest monsoon or habagat.

At least two tropical storms that would be concentrated on the Bulacan region are needed to raise the water level of Angat Dam to its normal operating level, according to the National Water Resources Board.

Since Saturday, June 22, the water level in Angat dam had dipped below the critical level of 160 meters.

It registered a low of 159.78 meters of Saturday, 6 a.m. The next day, June 23, Sunday, the water level further decreased to 159.43 meters as of 6 a.m.

On Monday, June 24, the water level registered a further low level of 159.09 meters as of 6 a.m.