MANILA - Two weather systems will bring rains to large parts of the country on Thursday, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.
Tropical storm Quedan (international name: Saola) hovered over the country's northeastern coast on its way to Japan while an inter-tropical convergence zone or band of clouds was over Palawan and Mindanao, PAGASA said.
At 3 a.m., Quedan was spotted 1,250 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora, packing maximum sustained winds of 80 kph with 95 kph gusts. It was unlikely to hit land in the Philippines, said PAGASA meteorologist Gener Quitlong told DZMM.
Cloudy skies and scattered rains were expected in the Visayas, Bicol Region, Aurora and Quezon, PAGASA said.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will experience isolated light rains due to the northeast monsoon or amihan.
Quedan followed roughly the same track as Super Typhoon Paola.
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