Pagasa: 2 storms expected to enter PH next week
MANILA, Philippines — Two tropical cyclones are expected to enter the Philippines next week, the weather bureau said Thursday.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) administrator Vicente Malano said that while there are no storms expected in the coming days, two tropical cyclones have been monitored that will likely enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in three days.
“Mayroon tayong inaasahan na after three days, may mangyayaring inaasahan natin na may bagyo, tropical cyclone na papasok sa ating PAR,” he said in a public briefing.
(We are expecting that after three days, there will be storms that will enter PAR.)
“Ang characteristics po nitong dalawang bagyo na nakikita natin ay kamukha ng ng nakaraang dalawang bagyo na pumasok sa PAR,” he added.
Malano is referring to the two tropical cyclones that previously entered the country, namely Caloy and Domeng.
He said that one storm will be like Caloy which headed north, while the other tropical cyclone will be similar to Domeng which came from the West Philippine Sea and headed to the direction of China.
He further said that while some areas in the Philippines experienced bad weather in the past days due to low pressure areas and intertropical convergence zone, these weather disturbances was brought about by the ongoing La Niña, which will last until the end of the year.
“Dito La Niña episode, ay naapektuhan ng ating bansa, lalo na sa lugar ng Eastern Visayas, Central Philippines, Mindanao at Eastern Luzon,” he said.
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