The West Pacific Ocean
Watching areas near the Philippines and Guam
Updated: October 22, 2021 3:50 AM EDT
As of Friday morning EDT, there are no active tropical cyclones in the Western Pacific Basin, and none are expected to develop over at least the the next 48 hours.
However, an area of low pressure may develop near the southern Philippines over the next few days, with the chance of development into a tropical depression near the Philippines later this weekend. Regardless of development, heavy rain appears likely in the central Philippines, raising concerns for local flash flooding later Saturday through Sunday night local time. The feature may strengthen to a tropical storm over the South China Sea before bringing another heavy rain threat to Vietnam later next week.
AccuWeather meteorologists are also watching an area of disturbed weather southeast of Guam. This area could organize into a tropical depression once its reaches the Philippine Sea near the Mariana Islands Sunday or early next week.
By AccuWeather Meteorologist Rob Richards