MANILA -- The state weather bureau on Saturday is keeping its eyes close on the low pressure off Catanduanes as it expects it to intensify and bring more rains.

Prisco Nilo, director of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), said the weather disturbance has a “high possibility” of developing into a storm as it approaches land.

“It is possible that the LPA (Low Pressure Area) will intensify into a storm. It may move to Northern Luzon- Taiwan area. There is also a chance that it will hit land,” he told Sun.Star.

At 2 a.m. Saturday, the LPA was spotted at 390 kilometers northeast of Virac, Catanduanes.

The LPA was embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone, which has been affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The likely fourth storm to enter the country will be named “Domeng”. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)