Slim chance of tropical cyclone in PH early March

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

February 29, 2024, 7:39 am

MANILA – There is a slim chance for a tropical cyclone to develop or enter the country in early March, a forecaster said Thursday.

"Based on our analysis, there is still a slim chance for a tropical cyclone in the first few days of March," Benison Estareja of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

PAGASA forecast, however, noted that the trough of a low pressure area (LPA) would bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across Davao Region.

The LPA is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Estareja said.

Moderate to heavy rains in the area could result in flash floods or landslides, the bureau added.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will cause light rains over Aurora, and isolated light rains over the rest of Luzon.

The easterlies and localized thunderstorms, on the other hand, will cause isolated rain showers over the rest of the archipelago.

Moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough coastal waters will prevail over the northern and eastern sections of the country.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas. (PNA)