MANILA—Scattered to widespread rains will continue to persist in many parts of the country on Friday due to the effects of 2 weather systems, the state weather bureau said.
The tail-end of a cold front or the interaction of cold air and warm air from the Pacific Ocean will bring rains over Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Cagayan and the rest of northern Luzon, PAGASA said.
Severe tropical storm Quiel will also dampen Western Visayas, Palawan and Mindoro provinces.
Quiel was last seen 380 kilometers west-northwest of Coron, Palawan as of 3 a.m., weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said.
The storm was able to maintained its strength, packing 110 kilometers per hour (kph) winds near the center and gusts of up to 135 kph.
Quiel may intensify into a typhoon within 24 hours, Bulquerin said. It is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday night, at the earliest.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have fair weather with chances of isolated rains due to localized thunderstorms.
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