LPA east of Mindanao has ‘high chance’ of developing into tropical depression

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram - CDN Digital | November 13,2023 - 10:06 AM

LPA Tropical depression

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CEBU CITY, Philippines – Chances are high for the low-pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Mindanao to develop into a tropical depression soon, the state weather bureau said.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan) said the weather disturbance has a high chance of becoming a tropical depression in the next 24 hours.

Jhomer Eclarino, weather specialist at Pagasa-Mactan, said should the LPA strengthen into a tropical depression, it will be named ‘Kabayan.’

READ MORE: LPA monitored by Pagasa-Mactan, hot weather still prevails in Cebu

“And then it will be the 11th storm for the year,” said Eclarino in Cebuano.

Once the LPA becomes a tropical depression, Pagasa will then release its projected track and possible landfall scenarios, he added.

“We’re already preparing models should the LPA become a tropical cyclone (depression),” Eclarino explained.


As of 3 a.m. on Monday, the LPA was spotted 1,400 kilometers northeast of Mindanao.

It is forecasted to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Wednesday, November 15, and Thursday, November 16.

READ MORE: Metro Cebu: Rainy weather expected as LPA monitored by Pagasa-Mactan

In the meantime, Cebu will continue to experience hot and humid weather in the next few days.

Pagasa-Mactan has also advised the public to regularly monitor weather updates.



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