• Pagasa spots potential cyclone

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    While Typhoon Henry (international codename: Matimo) is now on its way toward Taiwan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Tuesday said it is monitoring a new potential cyclone outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

    The low-pressure area (LPA), Pagasa added, was spotted east of Bicol Region and is expected to enter the PAR this week, and likely to develop into a full-fledged cyclone.

    In case it intensifies into a cyclone within PAR, it will be locally named Inday.

    Typhoon Henry is forecast to move northwest at 24 kilometers per hour and is expected to be outside the PAR by Wednesday morning.

    “Henry is expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rain over Ilocos, Cordillera and Cagayan Valley and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan while the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will experience monsoon rain,” Pagasa’s latest bulletin said.

    It reminded fishermen and those with small boats not to venture to the seaboards of Luzon and the Visayas.

    Batanes Group of Islands remains under public storm warning Signal No. 2 while Cagayan, Babuyan Group of Islands and Calayan Group of Islands are under Signal No. 1.

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