The low pressure area outside the Philippine area of responsibility is expected to enter and intensify into tropical depression within the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said on Friday.
The LPA was spotted some 1,700 km east of Mindanao.
Once it enters the PAR and intensifies into tropical cyclone, it will be named “Nonoy”, the 14th to affect the country this year.
“Nonoy” has a slim chance to make landfall but will affect the eastern side of Visayas and Mindanao.
The state weather bureau still expects one more cyclone to affect the country before the year ends.
Meanwhile, fair weather is seen in most parts of the country on weekend except for isolated rainshowers.
The trough or extended cloudiness of the LPA will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms over the provinces of Sarangani, South Cotabato and Davao Del Sur.
With the presence of northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan,” cloudy skies with light rains is expected over Batanes and the islands of Calayan and Babuyan while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains will be experienced over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of the country.