A tropical depression brewing near the country and now being monitored by state weather Bureau Pagasa is expected to bring rains over most of the country later this week.
In a weather bulletin issued Tuesday, Pagasa said that the tropical depression was spotted about 1,000 kilometers east of Mindanao.
It started to bring rains over various areas in Visayas and Mindanao since yesterday afternoon.
According to Pagasa, the storm would not bring as much rains as typhoon Paolo (international name Lan) which hit Japan yesterday causing several deaths.
Although not making landfall in the Philippines, Paolo swept pass the country leaving 14 people dead in the province of Zamboanga and placed Zamboanga City and two towns of Negros Occidental in a state of calamity.
Meanwhile, an intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is affecting Southern Luzon and the Visayas.
Pagasa has issued a warning to residents on possible flashfloods and landslides in the areas.
In Bohol, rains were started to be felt in various localities at around 4 p.m. today. (AD)