The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PagAsa) announced on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) located in the west northwest of Catarman, Northern Samar, may intensify into a tropical depression by Wednesday or Thursday.
The weather anomaly was last seen 225 kilometers west northwest of Catarman, or at 40 km west of Pili, Camarines Sur, according to the forecast issued by the agency at 4 a.m.
It is expected to cross the country between Southern Luzon and Visayas area, said Pagasa weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio.
“May posibilidad na maging tropical depression itong LPA. Maaaring maging bagyo ito bukas araw ng Miyerkules o Huwebes,” he said.
Once it becomes a tropical depression, the weather disturbance will be named Typhoon “Leon”.
Meanwhile, the LPA is currently bringing cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Aurora, Visayas and Mindanao.
“Para sa mga kababayan natin sa mga nabanggit na lugar, mag-ingat po tayo dahil sa may tsansa po ng mahihina hanggang sa katamtaman, hanggang sa kung minsan ay may malakas na pag-ulan na maaaring magdulot ng pagbaha o pagguho ng lupa,” Aurelio said.
The rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.