Malacañang on Saturday asked the public to keep monitoring the weather and to take the necessary precautions as a storm near Luzon May bring heavy rains that could lead to flooding.
Palace deputy spokesperson Abigail Valte issued the warning over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday, hours after the weather bureau said a tropical depression, which remains outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, is now a tropical storm. The storm is expected to enter the country’s PAR today, and will be named Florita.
Although the storm will not make landfall, it may enhance Habagat that will result in more rains in Luzon and Visayas area.
A typhoon with international name Neoguri was also spotted 1,410 km east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes early yesterday.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.