The low pressure area (LPA) that is in the boundary but still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) may enter the country but has a less chance to develop into a tropical depression.
This is according to weather specialist Obet Padrina of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) who told The Manila Times that its trough is affecting many areas in Visayas and Mindanao, as well as Palawan.
“There is still that possibility that the LPA may enter PAR but it is less likely to develop into a tropical depression. In fact, it has a bigger chance of dissipating in [the] coming days,” Badrina said.
The state-run weather agency said Metro Manila, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and Bicol Region may experience cloudy skies with rains due to the northeast monsoon locally known as “amihan”.
Amihan is also affecting the rest of Luzon which may likely have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains, Pagasa said.
Over the next 24 hours, the trough of LPA and localized thunderstorms may bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains over the rest of Mindanao, it added.