PAGASA: LPA enters PAR, may develop into tropical depression 'Falcon'


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MANILA, Philippines – The Low Pressure Area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) entered the country on Sunday afternoon and may develop into tropical depression 'Falcon', the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced on Sunday.

Satellite image of new weather system affecting the country as of 6:40 pm
Satellite image of new weather system affecting the country as of 6:40 pm | Source: DOST-PAGASA

In the 4:00 pm bulletin today, the LPA was spotted based on all available data at 980 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

If the LPA develops into tropical depression on or before Tuesday, it will be named “Falcon”, the country’s 6th tropical cyclone this year.

UPDATE: 'Bagyong Falcon' PAGASA weather bulletin July 15, 2019


Forecast weather conditions

Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. Flash floods or landslides are possible to happen on these areas.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms

The public and the Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Offices are advised to continue monitoring for the updates.

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