Based on current analysis, the potential of LPA WP47 (Invest 96W) to form into a Tropical Cyclone over the next 24 hours is now HIGH at 70-80% chance.
At 2pm today, LPA WP47 (Invest 96W) is located 800 km East of Samar, moving to the West-Southwest at 35 kph. Outer rainclouds of this system have begun to affect the Visayas and Mindanao regions.
Should PAGASA upgrade this system, it will be locally named as MARIO. Then if it reaches Tropical Storm strength, it will be named internationally as Fung-Wong.
This alert will be valid until the next 12 hours, and will be reissued or cancelled or upgraded depending on the status of the system.
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