LPA spotted near Mindanao - PAGASA weather forecast

Two weeks after Typhoon Yolanda hit Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA reports a low pressure area (LPA) was spotted near Mindanao.

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LPA near Mindanao November 22

As of 4am Friday, November 22, the LPA was located at 240 kilometers West of Zamboanga City, the agency posted. It is not expected to intensify into a tropical cyclone, but will bring rains to several areas in the region.

At 7am, PAGASA issued a heavy rainfall warning, which is code “Yellow,” for Zamboanga Peninsula, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, and Davao Del Norte.

A “Yellow” warning means flooding is possible in low lying areas and landslides in mountainous areas.

PAGASA advised the public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned to monitor the weather condition and watch for the next advisory to be issued later at 10am.

As of today, the weather agency said there is no tropical cyclone existing within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Earlier, however, PAGASA said it expects 2 to 3 storms more before the year ends.