MANILA – A low-pressure area (LPA) spotted outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is unlikely to affect the country, a weather forecaster said Wednesday.
The LPA was last spotted 1,860 km. east of extreme northern Luzon.
“It has a slim chance to develop into a tropical cyclone. It may enter PAR until tomorrow (Thursday) but there would be no huge effect on the country,” said Benison Estareja of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
He added that the LPA may dissipate while inside the PAR.
Estareja said most parts of Luzon would have fair weather but with chances of thunderstorms lasting for two hours.
The Visayas will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies. Warm and humid weather is expected, with isolated rains in the afternoon due to localized thunderstorms.
Mindanao, he said, will also have partly cloudy to cloudy skies.
“One to two hours of rains may be experienced, and warm weather will be experienced at noon,” Estareja said.
No gale warning will be issued for most of the week, he said.
PAGASA forecast light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas to prevail over the entire archipelago. (PNA)