The Active Low Pressure Area (ALPA) east of Samar has intensified into a tropical depression and was named “AMBO”.
At 2:00 p.m. today, the Active Low Pressure Area (ALPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 310 km East of Borongan, Eastern Samar (11.8°N, 128.6°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over the eastern section of Visayas and of Mindanao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to northwest will prevail over Eastern Luzon and coming from the southwest over Visayas and Mindanao. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate blowing from the northwest to west with slight to moderate seas.
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds) Catanduanes Samar Provinces None
Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under signal # 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 15 mm per hour (heavy) within the 200 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the eastern seaboards of Luzon, Visayas and Northeastern Mindanao.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 AM tomorrow.