The shallow low-pressure area (LPA) being monitored outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by the state weather bureau has developed into a tropical depression on Friday morning.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Ana Clauren said that the tropical depression will possibly enter PAR on Saturday morning.

“Mababa pa rin ang tiyansa na ito ay mag-landfall o tumama sa ano mang bahagi ng bansa pero maaari itong lumapit dito sa dulong bahagi ng hilagang Luzon,” she said in a live weather forecast.

The weather bureau said it is expected to intensify as it is still in the Pacific Ocean.

The tropical depression was recently located at 1,685 kilometers east of Visayas.

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Meanwhile, northeasterly surface wind flow is currently prevailing in northern Luzon which means cloudy skies with rains are expected.

PAGASA said there is no gale warning over the country’s seaboard that signifies safe sea transportation for sailors and fishermen.

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