THE low-pressure area spotted northeast of Itbayat, Batanes has intensified into tropical depression Gorio, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration yesterday said.
“At 8 a.m. today, the low-pressure area northeast of Itbayat, Batanes developed into Tropical Depression #GorioPH,” PAGASA, in a Twitter post, said.
“Gorio” is the seventh storm to enter the country this year.
In a tropical cyclone bulletin issued at 11 a.m. yesterday, the state weather bureau said the southeast monsoon or habagat will continue to affect the country.
Habagat is expected to dampen rains over Ilocos Region, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan.
Metro Manila, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Cavite, Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, northern Palawan, including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands, and the rest of the Cordillera Administrative Region and Cagayan Valley, will have occasional rains.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies, with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.