A LOW pressure area (LPA) off east of Aurora has developed into a tropical depression at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, and will be named “Perla”, said the state weather bureau.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that at 10 a.m., the center of Perla was estimated 1,190 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora.
Perla currently moves west northwest at 120 kilometers per hour (km/h) and has maximum sustained winds of up to 45 km/h near its center and gusts of up to 55 km/h.
Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm will be experienced over Mindanao and Eastern Visayas, while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers.
Pagasa said that no tropical cyclone wind signal is in effect over any part of the country.
However, the weather disturbance may still bring adverse weather condition over Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, and Apayao Friday evening or Saturday morning. (EZN/SunStar Philippines)