Aug 4, 2012

Potential next typhoon in Philippines moves closer

The Low Pressure Area (LPA) has moved closer to Northern Luzon, according to the bulletin released by Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) at 10:30 AM today.

The LPA, a potential next typhoon in Philippines, was last seen based on satellite and surface data at 1,070 kilometers (km) east of Northern Luzon, still too far, though, to affect any part of the country.

It will be called “Helen” once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

The LPA’s movement, however, is being influenced by a Southern Japan cyclone with an international codename of “Haikui.”

The winds and rains currently being experienced in Luzon and Visayas are due to the southwest monsoon, which is being enhanced by the two weather systems. The widespread rains over western section of Luzon may continue to trigger flashfloods and landslides.

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