PH’s first potential storm in 2019 churns closer

Commuters experience a rainy ride home in Mandaluyong City,
October 30, 2018. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN

MANILA – A brewing storm or low pressure area churned closer to
the Philippines on Monday, as another weather system threatened
to bring rains to large swaths of Mindanao, the state weather
bureau said.

Spotted 3,240 kilometers east of Mindanao at 3 a.m., the LPA
may intensify into a tropical depression and enter the
Philippine area of responsibility on Friday or Saturday, said
PAGASA weather forecaster Jomaila Garrido.

The country’s first storm in 2019 will be named Amang, she said
in a Facebook video.

Meanwhile, the tail end of a cold front will stir occasionally
heavy rains that may spawn floods and landslides in
Soccsksargen and Davao regions, warned Garrido.

The amihan or cold air blowing from the northeast, she added,
will bring light rains over Cagayan Valley.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly
cloudy to cloudy skies also due to the amihan, the weather
forecaster said.

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