THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Tuesday said a new tropical storm may enter the country next week.
In an interview over radio dzMM, Pagasa weather forecaster Buddy Javier said tropical storm Dolphin (international name) may blow into the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday.
In case it enters PAR, the storm will be locally named Egay.
Javier said the storm may follow the path of Typhoon Dodong, which exited the country late last week.
Dodong, which made landfall in northern Cagayan province last Sunday, left two persons dead.
Javier said Dolphin is expected to grow stronger as it remains over the Pacific Ocean.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center said the new tropical storm was in the vicinity of Micronesia and was already packing one-minute sustained winds of 45 knots (83.34 kilometers per hour).