MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted near Eastern Visayas right in the middle of the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), bringing rain in Mindanao and some areas of the Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
According to Pagasa weather specialist Joey Figuracion, the LPA was last spotted 375 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
“Nakapaloob ito o embedded sa ITCZ, na [makakaapekto] sa malaking bahagi ng bansa, lalong-lalo na sa Palawan sa Visayas at Mindanao,” said Figuracion.
(It is embedded in the ITCZ, which in turn affects large areas of the country, especially in Palawan in the Visayas and Mindanao.)
The LPA, however, is not expected to become a typhoon in the next 48 hours but is expected to pass through the Visayas and Southern Luzon.
“May posibilidad na pagdating [nito]…