MANILA, Philippines - The country's second storm for the year may enter Philippine territory by Wednesday night or early Thursday, a state weather forecaster said Tuesday.
Connie Dadivas, forecaster at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said that they are currently monitoring two weather disturbances near Guam and over the Pacific Ocean and one of these two may become the country's second storm.
Dadivas said the second storm will be named Butchoy.
“What we monitored that would enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is tropical depression or a cyclone already. We expect it to enter the country within 24 hours or Wednesday or early Thursday,” Dadivas said.
PAGASA is also monitoring a shallow low pressure area (SLPA) near Mindanao. As of 2 a.m. Tuesday, the SLPA was located at 100 kilometers south of Mindanao.
Dadivas said that there is a small chance of the SLPA strengthening into a storm.
Meanwhile, Luzon would experience rains throughout the day due to the southwest monsoon.
PAGASA said the western section of Luzon and Visayas and the whole Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.