TYPHOON "Nyatoh" (international name) is no longer expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the state-run weather agency said on Thursday.

In an advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the typhoon is forecast to move generally northeastward until Saturday.

"Over the next 24 hours, Nyatoh will continue intensifying under favorable environmental conditions and will reach its peak at around 140 kilometers per hour (kph) Thursday evening or Friday morning," the weather bureau said.

"Because of the forecast rapid weakening, the typhoon will begin to decelerate on Saturday as its circulation becomes more embedded to the lower-level north-easterlies associated with the cold surge of the northeast monsoon or 'amihan,'" it added.

Despite its distance from the Philippine landmass, Pagasa said the trough of Nyatoh will bring increased likelihood of scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains and thunderstorms over Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao over the next 24 hours.

Its center was estimated at 1,450kms east of Central Luzon outside PAR and has maximum sustained winds of 130kph near the center and gustiness up to 160kph while moving northward at 10kph.

Pagasa said Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Apayao and Aurora will have cloudy skies with light rains due to amihan while Mindanao, rest of Visayas and the rest of Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms caused by the localized thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains may prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon due to the northeast monsoon, it said.