TROPICAL storm Bavi hovering over the Pacific Ocean is forecast to enter the Philippine area of responsibility tomorrow, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
Aldczar Aurelo, Pagasa forecaster, said Bavi once inside PAR, will be named “Betty,” the second typhoon to hit the country for the year.
Packing maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph, Bavi was estimated at 2,780 kilometers east of Bicol.
The storm was moving west northwest at 30 kph, but was still too far to affect the country, Aurelio said.
But a ridge of a high pressure area is affecting North Luzon and triggering a generally fair weather condition in many parts of the country in the next two to three days, he noted.