Pagasa: Rain in Mindanao due to LPA that may become tropical depression

MANILA, Philippines — A low-pressure area (LPA) started dumping light to moderate rain over Mindanao and parts of Visayas on Thursday night, as state meteorologists maintained the possibility of it developing into a tropical depression.

Based on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) weather updates, the LPA was 340 kilometers east southeast of Davao City, bringing rains over the eastern side of Mindanao.

Pagasa earlier predicted that the LPA would intensify into a tropical depression once it moves past Palawan en route to the West Philippine Sea. Now, it said the LPA is likely to become a tropical depression even before hitt…

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