TROPICAL depression “Basyang” was expected to enter the Philippines between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday and will be the second storm to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the weather bureau said.
“Basyang” was spotted 1,200 kilometers east of Mindanao at 10 a.m. and packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour and gusts of 65 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration said.
It was expected to make landfall in the Visayas or Mindanao, the agency said, but added it would have no direct effect yet on the country.
Pagasa said the northeast monsoon will bring scattered rain in Cagayan Valley and Cordillera and cloudy skies in the Ilocos.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country may experience thunderstorms that could trigger floods or landslides, Pagasa said.