The state weather bureau is monitoring a shallow low-pressure area east of Guian, Samar, but it has a slim chance of turning into a storm.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Gener Quitlong said they have located the LPA 955 kilometers east of Guiuan, eastern Samar.

“Maliit ang chance na maging bagyo itong nasabing weather system. Sa susunod na dalawa o tatlong araw ay baka malusaw na rin,” he said in a live weather forecast on Thursday.

Meanwhile, a northeasterly surface wind flow is affecting northern Luzon as the first effect of the northeast monsoon or amihan.

The weather bureau said that amihan usually starts in the third week of October or first week of November.

“Sa ngayon ay nasa transition period na tayo mula habagat papunta na tayo ng amihan,” he said.

He said sea condition over the majority of seaboards in the country is slight to moderate.

No gale warning has been released that signifies safe sea transportation for sailors and fishermen.