The Low Pressure Area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “LABUYO”.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
Tropical Depression “LABUYO” is too far to directly affect any part of the country. However, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) is now in the vicinity of Cuyo, Palawan (11.4°N, 121.4°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will bring rainshowers and thunderstorm over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Northern 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 11 AM today.
At 4:00 a.m. today, Tropical Depression “LABUYO” was estimated based on all available data at 1,150 km East of Catarman, Northern Samar (12.2°N, 136.2°E)with maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 9 kph. Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated in the vicinity of Cuyo, Palawan(11.4°N, 121.5°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao.
MIMAROPA and Eastern Visayas will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Western and Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and CARAGA will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstroms. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Light to moderate winds blowing from the Northeast to Northwest will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from northwest to southwest over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.