The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday that a low pressure area (LPA) is now inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said that as of 4 a.m., the LPA was spotted some 880 km East of Mindanao (7.4ºN, 134.6ºE).
Aurelio said so far, the LPA has not yet affecting the country but on Wednesday it is expected to bring rains over Eastern Visayas.
Aurelio also said the LPA has slim chance to intensify into tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours but the agency continues to monitor.
He, however, said that once the LPA moves towards the West Philippine Sea, it may intensify into tropical depression.
Once the LPA intensifies into tropical depression inside the PAR it will be locally named “Queenie”.
Meanwhile, Aurelio said the whole country will continue to experience fair weather except for isolated thunderstorms.
He said easterlies or the warm winds from the east will affect the eastern section of the country.
For today’s forecast, PAGASA said the whole country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the eastern section.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the east to northeast will prevail over Northern Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to northeast with slight to moderate seas.
The weather bureau has not issued gale warning as the sea travel will be safe for fisherfolk and small seacraft. PNA