MANILA - A new low pressure area (LPA) has entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Thursday while another weather system is poised to follow suit, state weather bureau PAGASA said, just as the holidays approached.
In its 4 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the LPA inside PAR was spotted at 2 p.m. approximately 860 kilometers east southeast of Hinatuan town, Surigao del Sur.
The weather agency said that it is unlikely to strengthen into a storm but may bring heavy rains that can spawn potential floods and landslides in the southern and central Philippines.
Meanwhile, another LPA is expected to enter PAR by Tuesday, Christmas eve, and is projected to intensify into a storm. It was last spotted 2,670 kms east of Davao City.
On Friday, provinces of Cagayan, Isabela and Aurora will experience cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will have fair weather, except for localized thunderstorms.
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