2 more cyclones expected to enter PAR in December — PagasaBy Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines — Two more cyclones are expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility in December, the state weather bureau said Friday.
As of posting time, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration is tracking a tropical storm that is most likely to enter the country by Monday.
The tropical storm with international name “Bopha” is still over the Marianas Islands and is too far too affect the country.
If it enters the PAR it will be named “Pablo”.
The last cyclone to cross the country was tropical storm Ofel in late October.
Meanwhile, an intertropical convergence zone is affecting southern Mindanao and will bring cloudy skies with occasional light to moderate rainshowers or thunderstorms in Davao region and the provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani, Pagasa said.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated brief rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening, it also said.
The cool Christmas weather also continues due to the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan.”
Friday’s coldest temperature was recorded at 20.3 degrees Celsius at 5a.m.
Metro Manila and Baguio City experienced its coolest weather yet for 2012 on Thursday morning, with Metro Manila at 19.7 degrees Celsius and Baguio City at 13.4 degrees Celsius, Pagasa said.