A low pressure area (LPA) entered the Philippines’ area of responsibility at 8 a.m. Friday. The LPA, which was sighted 730 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, is unlikely to develop into a typhoon, but it would still bring rain to many parts of the country, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) he said. In his weather forecast for 4 p.m., Pagasa said the extension or trough of the LPA along with the shear line is expected to bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over the Bicol region, Visayas and northern Mindanao, including Caraga, Davao and Palawan region. Meanwhile, the “amihan” or northeast monsoon will continue to affect Luzon, causing cloudy skies and light rains in Cagayan Valley and Apayao. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies are expected for Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, with isolated light rain. —Gillian Villanueva
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