LPA approaches GenSan as another one moves towards Mindanao

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 9 Jan) – The government weather bureau this afternoon warned of possible flashflood and landslides as the approaching low pressure area (LPA) was spotted at 4 p.m. 150 km southeast of General Santos City, which experienced flooding only a few days ago.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its public weather forecast issued 5 p.m. today, also reported of another LPA estimated at 1,190 km east of Mindanao but provided no other details.

“The regions of Caraga, Soccsksargen and Zamboanga Peninsula will experience cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides,” PAGASA’s forecast said.

The rest of Mindanao, according to the forecast, “will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.”

Earlier in the morning, the weather bureau issued a “special weather forecast” for Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, the provinces most affected in last month’s devastation brought by super typhoon Pablo.

PAGASA said that both provinces will be affected by the LPA embedded in the intertropical convergence zone and will thus be cloudy with light to moderate rains (2.5 – 10mm/hr) Wednesday and Thursday. “Winds will be moderate to strong easterlies with moderate to rough seas,” it added. (MindaNews)