The state weather bureau spotted a low pressure area (LPA) off the coast of Aurora province but pointed out that it has a slim chance of developing into a full-scale storm.

Robert Sawi, senior weather forecaster at the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) told Sun.Star that weather disturbance was last spotted at 520 kilometers east of Baler town.

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"But it has a low chance so far (of becoming a storm," he added, citing however that the whole archipelago still has to brace scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the enhanced southwest monsoon.

Pagasa's 5 p.m. bulletin Tuesday disclosed the LPA is embedded along the intertropical convergence zone.

The same weather advisory said that moderate winds blowing from the northwest to southwest will prevail over Northern Luzon with moderate seas.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest with slight to moderate seas.

In Metro Manila, Pagasa’s weather forecast indicated that cloudy skies with rainshowers and thunderstorms Thursday, with temperatures ranging from 23 to 32 degrees Celsius.

Last month, a low pressure area also in Aurora resulted to four flight cancellations, two delays and six diversions.

The weather disturbance, which later became tropical depression ‘Caloy’ triggered flashfloods in Dingalan, Aurora. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)