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A low-pressure area (LPA) at the West Philippine Sea (WPS) may potentially develop into a storm, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Monday.

Ariel Rojas, PAGASA weather specialist, said the LPA is at 380 kilometers west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan as of 03:00 in the morning as it moves outside WPS direction.

“Sa ating pagtaya, mataas ang tiyansa na maging isang ganap na bagyo pero ito ay kikilos palabas ng West Philippine Sea, diyan yan madi-develop sa gitnang bahagi ng West Philippine Sea patungong southern China at northern Vietnam,” Rojas said.

The LPA is intensifying the prevailing southwest monsoon or Habagat that affects the entire country.

Aside on the LPA, PAGASA is not monitoring any weather system that may develop or enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the next 24 to 48 hours.

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“Dahil sa frontline ng Habagat, ang MIMAROPA ay makararanas ng monsoon rains o halos tuloy-tuloy na mahihina hanggang sa katamtaman, minsan ay may kalakasang pagbuhos ng ulan,” Rojas added.

Puerto Princesa will experience a maximum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius.

Rojas said there is no gale warning advisory issued and small seacrafts may sail in the seaboards of the country.

“Sa mga gustong pumalaot sa West Philippine Sea, dahil sa epekto ng Habagat, asahan ang katamtaman hanggang sa maalong karagatan na aabot ng 2.8 meters ang wave height,” he said.

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