PAGASA warns public against new storm


Posted at Nov 29 2012 08:46 AM | Updated as of Nov 29 2012 04:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau PAGASA has warned the public to brace for rains due to a weather disturbance that is expected to enter the Philippine territory on Sunday or Monday.

Speaking to radio dzMM on Thursday, PAGASA forecaster Bernie de Leon said the tropical storm will be called “Pablo” once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

De Leon said the tropical storm was last spotted off the Marshall Islands but it is expected to gain more strength before hitting the country.

PAGASA said the public, especially those in Southern Visayas and Mindanao, should be vigilant for possible onlaught of the tropical storm.

Meanwhile, the weather bureau said the rains over the Davao region is still triggered by the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ).