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MANILA – Despite the presence of a low-pressure area (LPA), most parts of the country will experience warm and humid weather on Thursday, the weather bureau said.

Benison Estareja of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA was last tracked over the West Philippine Sea, 275 km. west of Iba, Zambales.

"It still has a slim chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, and it could likely dissipate within the day," he said.

The LPA will bring rains over the Ilocos region, Bataan, and Zambales, while the rest of Luzon will be sunny and warm.

It will be warm and humid over the Visayas and Mindanao.

Estareja said no other weather disturbance or LPA is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility until the weekend but PAGASA is expecting one or two tropical cyclones this month.

Meanwhile, temperatures could reach 34°C in Tuguegarao; 33°C in Manila; and 32°C in Puerto Princesa, Kalayaan Islands, and Legazpi.

PAGASA forecast temperatures of up to 34°C in Zamboanga; 33°C in Iloilo, Tacloban, and Davao; and 32°C in Cagayan de Oro.

Light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas will continue to prevail over the entire archipelago. (PNA)