2 weeks Southwest monsoon to intensify if LPA becomes tropical depression before PH exit Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The prevailing southwest monsoon, locally known as habagat, is expected to intensify if the low-pressure area (LPA) located north of Palawan develops into a tropical depression in the next twelve hours. Weather bulletin from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Tuesday afternoon showed that the LPA spotted 75 kilometers north-northwest of Coron in Palawan is surrounded by thick cloud bands that may bring rain over many parts of the country. Pagasa also sad the LPA will be named "Leon" in case it becomes a tropical depressionbefore leaving the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) ... more