A low-pressure area (LPA) monitored outside the country is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday or Monday next week. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said it has a potential to develop into a typhoon.

Gener Quitlong, PAGASA weather specialist, said Friday the LPA is located at 2275 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

“Yong low pressure ay inaasahan na by Sunday or Monday ay maaaring makapasok na ito ng Philippine Area of Responsibility at malaki ang posibilidad na maging isang bagyo ang nasabing LPA kaya mino-monitor natin ito, iyon nga lang, base sa datos na nakuha ngayong araw ay hindi pa rin nakikita na magla-landfall itong nasabing bagyo,” Quiltong said.

The LPA outside the PAR does not have a direct effect yet on the country, he said

Quitlong added that the outer cloud band of the LPA affects the islands of Visayas and Mindanao.

The southwest monsoon or Habagat prevails and affects at the tip of northern Luzon.

The seaboards all over the country will be at slight to moderate condition, Quitlong added.

“Magiging banayad sa katamtaman ang pag-alon, ang ibig sabihin nyan para sa mga kaibigan natin mangingisda, malaya silang makapaglayag ngayong araw,” he said.

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