Tropical depression forms west of Batanes | Inquirer News

Tropical depression forms west of Batanes

By: - Reporter / @deejayapINQ
/ 04:19 PM June 14, 2014

Project NOAH MTSAT image as of June 14, 2014, 3:01 PM

MANILA, Philippines—A tropical depression has been spotted west of the Batanes islands but it was not expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility, the state weather bureau said Saturday.

As of Saturday morning, the the depression was estimated to be some 500 kilometers west of Batanes capital of Basco, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

ADVERTISEMENT

It was moving in a north-northwest direction, and thus, there was only a slim chance it would enter the country, forecasters said.

The southwest monsoon, or “habagat,” continued to  prevail over most of Philippines, particularly its western sections, bringing light to moderate rains to Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Tarlac. and Bulacan and adjacent provinces, Pagasa said.

FEATURED STORIES

According to Pagasa’s 24-hour outlook, the Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan groups of islands, the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, and the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, Bataan, Pampanga and Bulacan would experience monsoon rains.

Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon and the provinces of Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Mindoro and Palawan would have occasional rains, it added.

The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms, Pagasa said.

Moderate to strong winds coming from the southwest will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

Light to moderate winds coming from the southwest will prevail over the Visayas and from the south to southwest over Mindanao with slight to moderate seas, Pagasa  added.

RELATED STORY

Airport execs draw up contingency measures to cope with bad weather

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Batanes, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Space Administration (PAGASA), Philippines, Tropical Depression, Weather
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.