Potential cyclone spotted off Zambales
MANILA – The weather bureau is monitoring a potential cyclone near Zambales, but state forecasters said the brewing storm may not hit the Philippines.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said a low pressure area (LPA) was spotted 410 kilometers west of Subic, Zambales at 4 a.m.
In an interview with dzMM, PAGASA forecaster Samuel Duran said the LPA may intensify into a cyclone within the next 24 to 36 hours, but it will not hit Philippines because of its westward movement.
Due to combined effects of the LPA and southwest monsoon (habagat), Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Visayas, Caraga and the provinces of Quirino and Nueva Viscaya will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.