The Low Pressure Area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is expected to intensify into a Tropical Cyclone over the weekend.
At 2:00 a.m., the LPA was spotted 2,405 kilometers east of Mindanao. According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Chris Perez, the cyclone is expected to enter PAR on Monday and will be named “Caloy”. The cyclone’s probability of hitting landmass is still low, but Eastern Visayas and east of Southern Luzon should prepare for rains.
Today the Tail-End of a Cold Front and extension of the LPA will bring cloudy skies with scattered rains and isolated thunderstorms to Bicol Region, Quezon, CARAGA and Davao, where flooding and landslides are possible. Cloudy skies with scattered rains are also expected in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley Region and the province Aurora. In the rest of the country, including Metro Manila, partly cloudy to cloudy skies will prevail with isolated rain showers.
As Amihan prevails, gale warning is hoisted in the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon, and Visayas. These include Batanes, the Babuyan Group of Islands, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Aurora, Camarines Provinces, Catanduanes, the eastern coast of Quezon including Polillo Island, the eastern coasts of Albay and Sorsogon, and the northern and eastern coasts of Northern Samar. Fisherfolk and those with small vessels are advised not to venture out into the sea, while larger vessels are alerted against rough to very rough sea conditions.