Approaching storm to dampen VisMin: PAGASA


Posted at Oct 24 2017 07:24 AM

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A tropical depression is approaching the Philippines and is expected to bring rains over most of the country later this week, state weather bureau PAGASA said Tuesday. 

Last tracked 2,145 kilometers east of Mindanao, the weather disturbance is predicted to brings rains in Visayas and Mindanao by late Wednesday or early Thursday, PAGASA meteorologist Nicos Peñaranda told DZMM. 

The cyclone, Peñaranda said, may bring less rains compared to last week's super typhoon "Paolo", which left at least 14 people dead in Zamboanga province and prompted a state of calamity in Zamboanga City and 2 towns in Negros Occidental

In the meantime, an intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) or band of clouds will dump light to moderate and occasionally heavy rains over Mindanao, Western Visayas and Palawan, according to a PAGASA bulletin. 

PAGASA alerted residents in these areas to possible floods and landslides. 

Metro Manila and the rest of the country meanwhile could experience thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening, the bulletin said. 

Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest weather updates. 

DZMM, 24 October 2017