Jun 162013

PAGASA: Habagat, LPA, ITCZ bring rain to various parts of PHL

PAGASA: ‘Habagat’, LPA, ITCZ bring rain to various parts of PHL. PAGASA said in its weather bulletin early Sunday morning that the Bicol region, Central and Eastern Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides.” PAGASA

Tropical Depression Emong accelerated slightly and hovered near Legazpi City in Albay Province on Sunday night, state weather forecasters said.

PAGASA, in its 11 p.m. advisory, said Tropical Depression Emong was estimated to be 380 km east of Legazpi City as of 10 p.m.

It said Emong packed maximum winds of 45 kph near the center and is forecast to move north-northwest at 13 kph.

“Tropical Depression Emong is still far to directly affect any part of the country. However, it will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao,” it said.

It added Emong “is likely to intensify within the next 24 to 48 hours.”

PAGASA said Tropical Depression Emong is expected to be at 360 km northeast of Legazpi City by Monday evening, and 400 km east of Aparri, Cagayan by Tuesday evening.

By Wednesday evening, it is forecast to be 530 km northeast of Aparri, Cagayan.

Tropical Depression Emong may bring 5 to 15 mm per hour of rainfall (moderate to heavy) within its 300-km diameter, PAGASA said. — DVM, GMA News

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