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LPA moves closer to land

RAIN UMBRELLA iconThe eastern section of Mindanao will likely experience light to moderate rains in the next 24 hours as a low-pressure area moved closer to the country yesterday.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Ana Clauren said the LPA was estimated at 720 kilometers east-southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur yesterday morning.

PAGASA does not expect the LPA to develop into a tropical cyclone but may still bring light to moderate rains over eastern Mindanao until today.

Clauren said Eastern Mindanao can expect a gradual improvement in weather conditions by tomorrow.

The easterly winds, the warm and humid air coming from the Pacific, will be the dominant weather system across the rest of the country until the weekend.

The easterlies may bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies in the morning with isolated rain showers in the late afternoon or early evening.

PAGASA advised the public to take precautions against possible flash floods in low-lying areas and landslides over mountainous areas during severe thunderstorms, as warm mornings may sometimes lead to sudden but short-lived rains in the afternoon or evening.

The occurrence of thunderstorms usually lasts about one to two hours. (Ellalyn Ruiz)