A low pressure area (LPA) over the Pacific may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) either on the 23rd or 24th of December, the weather bureau confirmed on Monday.
It will be closest to the landmass of Mindanao on Saturday night or on December 26, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in an advisory.
The LPA has a 30 to 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression.
The PAGASA thus urged the public to take precautionary measures and to remain vigilant against unofficial information from unverified sources.
Information can be obtained via PAGASA’s website, and on its official social media accounts.
Many parts of the country were dampened by Typhoon Odette (international name Rai), which left the PAR last Saturday.
Earlier, PAGASA forecast one or two tropical cyclones to form or enter the country this month.
The next tropical cyclone will be named Paolo.