MANILA -- The state weather bureau said it may raise cyclone warning signals next week as it expects Typhoon "Yutu" to enter the Philippine area of responsibility this weekend.
In its first tropical cyclone advisory issued Thursday, PAGASA said the typhoon will be named "Rosita" when it enters PAR Saturday morning.
"Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal may be raised as early as Monday morning over Isabela and Cagayan area," the weather agency said.
Yutu was last spotted at 2,380 km east of Central Luzon. It has maximum sustained winds of 210 kph near the center and gusts of up to 260 kph.
PAGASA did not report any effect of the typhoon to the country as of posting.