MANILA – A low-pressure area (LPA) that has just entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is likely to develop into a tropical cyclone, a forecaster said Friday.

"The LPA, which was last tracked 1,325 km. east of central Luzon currently has no direct effect on any part of the country but it could possibly develop into a tropical cyclone," Ezra Bulquerin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

He advised the public to monitor the developments.

The other LPA that PAGASA has been monitoring has already exited PAR and continues to move away.

PAGASA said the effect of the LPA outside PAR and the southwest monsoon has weakened.

However, the southwest monsoon will cause scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Pangasinan, Zambales, and Bataan.

Flash floods or landslides are likely during moderate to at times heavy rains.

The rest of the country will experience isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

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