Shallow LPA, habagat to bring rains over Metro Manila, parts of Luzon


Posted at Aug 30 2019 07:01 AM

MANILA—A shallow low-pressure area (LPA) and the southwest monsoon or habagat will bring rains over large parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, on Friday, state weather burea PAGASA said.

Weather specialist Gener Quitlong said the cloud cluster off the country's Pacific coast would likely intensify into a full LPA in the next 24 hours.

The shallow LPA is expected to affect northern Luzon and may develop into a tropical cyclone.

"Pero maaaring nasa labas na ng PAR (Philippine area of responsibility) bago mabuo ito," Quitlong said.

Meanwhile, tropical storm Jenny (international name Podul) has made landfall over Vietnam and will not enhance the habagat anymore.

Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.

The rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers.