Weather: Two low-pressure areas still threaten North Luzon

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Weather: Two low-pressure areas still threaten North Luzon
07/07/2011 | 11:18 AM

Two low-pressure areas (LPAs) over Ilocos and Batanes continue to threaten Northern Luzon on Thursday and state weather forecasters warned there could be flash floods and landslides in the region.

In its 11:00 a.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the two LPAs are part of the monsoon trough affecting Luzon and Visayas.
A PAGASA-DOST satellite image at 2 a.m. Thursday shows a potential storm 250 km northeast of Batanes threatening parts of Northern Luzon. <b>GMA News</b>
"These weather systems are expected to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in Luzon and Visayas becoming widespread rains over Northern Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides," PAGASA said.

As of 8:00 a.m. Thursday, PAGASA said the first LPA was estimated at 190 kilometers (km) west of Laoag City while the second was estimated at 410 km northeast of Basco, Batanes.

PAGASA did not say if the LPAs would become a cyclone, but weather site Typhoon2000 ( said a cyclone formation is possible along the sea south of Japan (Western Pacific Ocean) between July 11 and 14.

Earlier, PAGASA forecaster Elvie Enriquez said there is little chance the LPAs may intensify into a cyclone in the next 24 hours.

She said that should the LPAs become a cyclone, they would likely be on their way out of Philippine territory.

Should the LPAs become a cyclone, the cyclone will be codenamed "Goring." - VVP, GMA News

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