MANILA--Two to 3 tropical cyclones are expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) this month, state weather bureau PAGASA said Saturday.
"Two to 3 na bagyo na maaaring pumasok sa ating PAR," weather specialist Samuel Duran told Teleradyo.
The peak of the typhoon season is July through October, in which nearly 70 percent of all typhoon develop, the PAGASA said on its website.
"More tropical cyclones are entering the Philippine area of responsibility than anywhere else in the world. With the average of 20 tropical cyclones in this region per year, with about 8 or 9 of them crossing the Philippines," it added.
The country's wet season started in June, with the entry of tropical storm Butchoy. The succeeding cyclones will be named Carina, Dindo and Enteng.
On Saturday, Zamboanga Peninsula, Western Visayas, Mindoro and Palawan experienced cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the intertropical convergence zone (ICTZ).
Meanwhile, localized thunderstorms brought partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.