LPA developed into a tropical depression-A A +A
Sunday, September 29, 2013
MANILA -- State weather forecasters said Sunday evening that the low pressure area (LPA) seen near Eastern Samar has developed into a tropical cyclone. It is now named Tropical Depression Quedan, the 17th cyclone to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this year.
At 4:00 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) spotted Quedan at at 900 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Quedan packs winds of 45 kph near its center and is forecast to move north northeast at 7 kph.
Pagasa said, "Tropical Depression Quedan is expected to be at 930 km Northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar by Monday afternoon."
"By Tuesday afternoon, it is expected to be outside PAR at 1090 km Northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar," said Pagasa.
The cyclone carries rainfall of about 5 to 7.5 mm per hour (moderate to occasionally heavy) within its 300 km diameter. However, it is not seen to affect any part of the country, Pagasa said.
Meanwhile, Pagasa said that Palawan, Eastern Visayas, and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.
The skies of Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain or thunderstorms.
Pagasa also said, "Light to moderate winds coming from the northeast to east will prevail over extreme Northern Luzon, coming from the southwest to south over the rest of Luzon and blowing from the southwest to west over Visayas and Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate."(SFP/Sunnex)