Published: February 15, 2012
According to PAGASA forecaster Nikos Peñaranda, while the active low pressure area (LPA) spotted in eastern Mindanao will no longer turn into a strong typhoon, it still can inflict heavy downpour of rain because of the high water volume it generated.
The Active Low Pressure Area is lately spotted based on satellite and surface data at 350 kilometers east of Southern Mindanao (6.0°N, 129.0°E).
Among the areas that are expected to experience heavy rainfalls include Bicol Region, Samar, Leyte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Surigao and the small islets in-between the abovementioned places.
PAGASA also found out that just around the LPA’s rainband, the level of rainfall is already reaching 18 millimeters. Because of this, PAGASA reminds those who are dwelling in low level areas to prepare for a possible rise on the water level and likewise, take heed of potential landslides.