A low-pressure area east of the country has a high chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next few days.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration weather specialist Gener Quitlong said the LPA was estimated 2,275 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or still outside the country’s area of responsibility yesterday morning.
“It is still too far from the country but its trough or extended cloud band is already affecting Eastern Visayas and Mindanao,” he said.
The trough of the LPA will bring cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms over Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, Northern Samar, Samar, Southern Leyte, and Mindanao today.
Quitlong said the LPA will likely enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow or Monday and has a high chance of intensifying into a tropical depression.
Should it become a tropical depression inside the country’s vicinity, the weather disturbance will be given a local name “Falcon.”
But based on their projection as of yesterday, the brewing tropical cyclone may not make landfall over any part of the country, Quitlong said. (Ellalyn V. Ruiz)