The tropics remain fairly quiet at the moment, but trouble could be brewing in multiple spots throughout the course of this week. Firstly, an area of interest is developing near Palau, and has a low chance of developing into a small tropical cyclone as it reaches the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines. The system will then track west or southwestwards, and drop large amounts of rain over eastern Mindanao, Leyte, and southern Samar this week. Rainfall amounts could exceed 400mm in some areas.
In the Southwest Indian Ocean, an area of interest currently located near the equator could develop near the end of the week and could become a potent late-season cyclone next week. In the long-range models, developments in the Banda Sea and Bay of Bengal cannot be ruled out next week.
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