A low-pressure area off the Pacific Ocean is threatening to enter the Philippines on Christmas Day and to develop into a tropical depression, the weather bureau said Monday.
Weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the LPA was 1,515 kilometers east of Mindanao as of 11 a.m. on Monday and was forecast to become a tropical depression to be named “Usman.”
Another LPA 325 km west-northwest of Puerto Princes City is expected to bring moderate to heavy rain in the Caraga region, Davao, South Cotabato, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat.
But the LPA is not likely to develop into a tropical depression and is forecast to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow.
Cloudy skies with light to moderate rain due to the northeast monsoon will prevail in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, Aurelio said.