Low pressure area develops into a cyclone-A A +A
Monday, September 16, 2013
(Updated) A low pressure area (LPA) off Aurora developed into a tropical cyclone. State weather forecasters named it Tropical Depression Odette.
At 4:00 p.m. Monday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) spotted the center of TD Odette at 930 km East of Casiguran, Aurora. Odette packs winds of 45 kph as it moves west northwestward at 7 kph.
Meanwhile, Pagasa maintained that the Southwest Monsoon affects Central and Southern Luzon as well as Visayas.
It added the Southwest Monsoon is affecting Southern Luzon and Visayas.
Pagasa said Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Central Luzon and Occidental Mindoro may expect cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms "which may trigger flash floods and landslides."
The state weather bureau also said rest of Luzon and Visayas will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms, while Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. (JK/SFP/Sunnex)