Low pressure area to bring heavy rains in Visayas

State weather forecasters are keeping a close eye on a brewing tropical cyclone in the Pacific Ocean that is expected to hit Surigao on Tuesday before crossing the islands of Visayas.

But this early, Science Undersecretary Graciano Yumul ruled out the possibility that it will develop into tropical depression “Sendong” given the low pressure area’s proximity to land. (More)