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Weather Update: New Low Pressure Area in PH

| On 12, Aug 2012

On Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that there is an active Low Pressure Area (LPA) in the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

The LPA was monitored 1,020 kilometers east of Central Luzon, and anytime soon might turn into a storm and will be called “Helen”.

Based on the information we gathered, there is a 60 percent probability that it would intensify into a tropical depression come Monday or Tuesday. It is still at sea and has the opportunity to gather strength. Once it becomes a tropical depression we would call it ‘Helen’.

The new weather disturbance will not hit the land and it moves northwest and heads toward southern Japan.

In the latest bulletin, PAGASA said that the entire Philippines will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest would prevail over extreme Northern Luzon and its coastal waters would be moderate to rough.

The government is now ready for whatever scenario might happened. The president made sure that all floods pumps are functioning well to minimize floods.

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