LPA outside PAR intensifies into a tropical depression

 

Satellite imagery as of Friday (11:20 am, September 21, 2018) | PAGASA

A low-pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) is now a tropical depression.

PAGASA has spotted the weather system at 2,160 kilometers east of Southern Luzon.

It packs maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 65 kilometers per hour (kph) while moving north-northwestward at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour (kph).

PAGASA said that it can possibly enter the PAR on Sunday (September 23) and will be named Paeng.

As of now, it has no direct effect on the country, however, it is expected to further intensify and developed into a tropical storm.

Batanes area may possibly be affected by the weather disturbance on next Friday (September 28). — UNTV News & Rescue

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