'Butchoy' may enter PH Thursday: PAGASA


Posted at Jun 13 2012 12:11 AM | Updated as of Jun 13 2012 03:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s second storm for the year may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Thursday night or early Friday, according to the state weather bureau.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday that the weather disturbance will be named “Butchoy” (international name: Guchol) once it enters the country.

Butchoy is moving at a speed of 11 kilometers per hour and was last spotted 1,730 kilometers east of southern Mindanao.

PAGASA is also monitoring a shallow low pressure area, last seen 110 kilometers southwest of Cotabato City.

PAGASA said rains and thunderstorms are expected across the country because of the weather disturbance.