At 4:00 PM today, the active low pressure area has developed into a tropical depression and was named “DINDO”. It was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 670 km east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (14.2°N, 131.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 19 kph. Southwest monsoon affecting Visayas and Mindanao.
Visayas and Mindanao will experience occasional rains becoming frequent over the western sections. Southern Luzon will have cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon, southwest to west over Southern Luzon and oming from the southwest over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 15 mm per hour (heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Eastern Seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to big waves generated by the effect of the Southwest Monsoon and Tropical Depression “DINDO”.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.
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