'Wilma' may reintensify before leaving PAR-A A +A
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
MANILA (Updated) -- Tropical Depression Wilma, which weakened into a low-pressure area (LPA) late Monday, may become a cyclone again as it moves away from the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), state weather agency said Tuesday.
In a radio interview, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration's (Pagasa) forecaster Fernando Cada said the LPA, which was off Palawan before dawn Tuesday, may reintensify once it reaches the Philippine Sea.
Cada said Wilma can become a tropical depression again after it moves beyond Palawan and reaches the Philippine Sea.
In the meantime, he said they continue to keep track of a tropical storm internationally codenamed Haiyan from the east.
He said Haiyan, to be locally codenamed Yolanda upon entering the PAR, may become a typhoon before entering the PAR Wednesday night or early Thursday.
Also, he said their models show the cyclone may affect the Samar provinces and possibly Bicol region. (JK/Sunnex)