Another tropical storm with international name “Talim” is expected to enter the country’s area of responsibility this Monday and could cross extreme Northern Luzon this week.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) located the storm at 1,745 kilometers (km) east of Southern Luzon around Sunday noon.
It was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
PAGASA forecaster Obet Badrina said should Talim maintain its west-northwest track at 25 kph, it will be inside the country’s area of responsibility this Monday, and will be given a local name of “Lannie.”
Lannie will be the second tropical cyclone to affect the country this month.
As of Sunday, the cyclone had no direct effect in any part of the country. However, it will move towards the general direction of extreme Northern Luzon or Taiwan area.
PAGASA said the weather disturbance is also likely to intensify as it continues to draw fuel from the sea.
PAGASA is also monitoring a low pressure area (LPA) at 570 km northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
It said the LPA will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over the Visayas, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Masbate, Sorsogon, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, and Palawan.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have cloudy to cloudy skies apart from isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
Badrina said the LPA is less likely to intensify into a tropical cyclone but will be part of the extension of storm Talim.