PAGASA: Possible rains in Visayas, Mindanao on New Year's Eve

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 29 2017 12:30 PM | Updated as of Dec 29 2017 12:40 PM

The brewing low pressure area may bring light to moderate rains to the CARAGA region and other parts of Visayas and Mindanao as soon as it enters the country on New Year's Eve, state weather bureau PAGASA said Friday.

The "cloud cluster" west of the Philippines may dissipate, but there is also a chance that it would develop into a low pressure area, weather forecaster Jun Ezra Bulquerin told ABS-CBN News.

It is too early to forecast if it would have the same track as back-to-back storms Urduja and Vinta, Bulquerin said. 

The expected entry of the new weather system comes a week after back-to-back storms devastated central and southern Philippines, leaving hundreds killed and scores missing days before Christmas.

On Thursday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said its operations center would remain on red alert to monitor the approaching weather system.