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‘Betty’ now a tropical depression

/ 10:24 AM March 18, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – “Betty” (international name “Bavi”) has weakened into a tropical depression early Wednesday after entering the Philippine area of responsibility, the state weather bureau said.

Cel Ignacio of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the weather disturbance had a bigger chance of further weakening into a low pressure area than make landfall.

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If it continues as a tropical cyclone, however, it will affect Northern Luzon on Friday.

Betty was last spotted 1,190 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora. It packed maximum sustained winds of 55 kph and moved west northwest at 17 kph.

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A ridge of high pressure area is affecting Northern Luzon and will bring warm weather.

The whole country will experience partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, Pagasa said.

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