TROPICAL Depression "Ineng" may intensify into a storm within 24 hours but is not likely to make any landfall, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Wednesday, August 21.
As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Ineng's center was located at 1,155 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon, with maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gusts of up to 70 km/h.
Pagasa said Ineng currently maintains its strength as it slowly moves northward.
Visayas, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and Davao Region will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms brought by the trough of the tropical depression, said the weather bureau.
Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms brought by the trough of Ineng and the Southwest Monsoon.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers caused by localized thunderstorms.
Pagasa has advised residents living in or near flood-prone or landslide-prone areas to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates. (EZN/SunStar Philippines)