State weather bureau PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) is currently watching the development of a weather disturbance with potential of becoming a storm which has already entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Thursday. The potential storm threatens to bring rains over the eastern section of the country.
In the latest update from PAGASA at 4:00 PM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated at 440 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur (9.5°N, 130.5°E). It is embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao.
The LPA may intensify into a storm over the weekend and will be called “Dante”. It will be the fourth storm to enter the country this year.
Mindanao and Eastern Visayas will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides.
Bicol region and the rest of visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.