Rain may occur over much of the country on Saturday, June 25, even as a potential cyclone — a low-pressure area — moved closer to Mindanao Friday afternoon, June 24, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
Pagasa’s 5 p.m. bulletin said the LPA, which may become a cyclone within the weekend, was estimated at 1,430 kilometers east of Mindanao as of Friday afternoon.
It also said the Inter-tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) was affecting Visayas and Mindanao.
For Saturday, Pagasa said cloudy skies with light to moderate rain and thunderstorms would be likely over Visayas, Mindanao and Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan).
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon may have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
Also, light to moderate winds from southwest to southeast will prevail over Luzon and Western Visayas and coming from the southwest to variable over the rest of the country.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.