MANILA -- A low-pressure area (LPA) that state weather bureau PAGASA has been monitoring off Mindanao entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Friday afternoon.
PAGASA forecaster Alvin Pura said the LPA, which entered the PAR at 4 p.m., was last spotted 1,010 kilometers east of southern Mindanao.
The LPA is not expected to intensify into a tropical depression within the next 12 hours, but will bring rains over the regions of Caraga and Davao.
If the LPA intensifies, it will be locally named "Agaton," the first tropical cyclone in the Philippines this year.
Meanwhile, PAGASA said the northeast monsoon (amihan) continues to affect northern and central Luzon.
The weather bureau said Visayas, Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and the rest of Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.