Pagasa monitoring tropical depression outside PAR
MANILA, Philippines — Just after Tropical Depression “Marilyn” exited the country, another tropical depression was spotted outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported Sunday afternoon.
In its weather bulletin, the state weather bureau said the tropical depression was spotted 2,570 kilometers east-northeast of the Visayas.
Since it is still far from the country, the weather disturbance has yet to have a direct effect.
Meanwhile, Pagasa said Tropical Depression “Marilyn” has weakened into a low pressure area and has exited PAR as it was spotted 2,210 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes.
It no longer has an effect on any part of the country.
Another shallow low pressure area was spotted 610 kilometers west of Zambales.
Pagasa noted, however, that there was a low chance of it developing into a storm.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon will continue to affect Central Luzon and Southern Luzon and the Visayas region.
Cloudy weather with scattered weak to moderate rain showers are also expected in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Calabarzon, and Bicol.
The western section of Visayas is expected to have scattered rain showers with thunder and lightning while the whole Mindanao region will have slightly cloudy to cloudy weather.
Pagasa said a gale warning was raised over Palawan, Occidental Mindoro, Negros Occidental, Antique, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Aklan, Iloilo and Guimaras.
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