Low Pressure Area Near Philippines May Become Tropical Depression12.5N 128.2E
A low pressure area east of the Philippines is expected to bring scattered rains and thunderstorms over most parts of Luzon and the Visayas in the next three days. The active low pressure area may intensify into a tropical depression. Once it intensifies, the tropical depression will be named “Ambo,” the first tropical cyclone for 2012.
In its 5 a.m bulletin, the active low pressure area was seen 410 kilometers east of Borongan, Eastern Samar embedded along the intertropical convergence zone affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.