MANILA (UPDATE) — A new low-pressure area off Surigao has entered the Philippine area of responsibility, state weather bureau PAGASA said Thursday, as typhoon Liwayway moved towards southern Japan.
As of 10 a.m., the new weather disturbance was located 860 kilometers east-northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
The LPA is unlikely to develop into a tropical depression in the next few days, according to PAGASA, but its trough or extension will bring rains over eastern Mindanao.
Meanwhile, Liwayway continued to intensify as it moves to exit PAR, packing 165 kilometers per hour (kph) maximum sustained winds, with gusts of up to 205 kph.
Moving north at a speed of 15 kph, Liwayway is expected to leave the country on Thursday afternoon or evening. Its center was last spotted at 555 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes.
The southwest monsoon or habagat will dampen Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Ilocos region and Cordillera Administrative Region, PAGASA said.
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