Severe tropical storm Quiel (international name Nakri) is likely to intensify into a typhoon as it continues to bring rains over parts of the country on Friday.
In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Quiel was last spotted 380 kilometers west-northwest of Coron, Palawan.
It is packing maximum sustained winds of up to 110 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph.
PAGASA weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said Quiel remains almost stationary and is expected to leave the country on Friday night or early Saturday.
Quiel will bring light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over Cagayan including Babuyan Islands.
Meanwhile, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will affect Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Palawan, Mindoro provinces, Aklan, and Antique.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
The seaboards of northern Luzon, western sections of central and southern Luzon and the rest of Luzon will have moderate to strong winds from the northeast. Coastal waters will be moderate to rough.
Temperature in Manila ranges from 25-32 degrees Celsius; Tuguegarao City 23-30 degrees Celsius; Baguio City 15-23 degrees Celsius; SBMA 24-30 degrees Celsius; Lipa City 25-32 degrees Celsius; Metro Cebu 26-32 degrees Celsius and Metro Davao 25-32 degrees Celsius. (PNA)