A Low Pressure Area (LPA) located east of southeastern Mindanao, which is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), has developed into a tropical depression, PAGASA said Monday.
In its 11 a.m. bulletin, the state weather bureau said the center of the tropical depression was estimated to be located 1,540 kilometers east of southeastern Mindanao.
It has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 55 km/h, and central pressure of 1,004 hPa.
It is currently moving eastward with a speed of 20 km/h.
The tropical depression’s strong winds also extend outwards up to 200 km/h from the center.
However, it still has no effect on the country on Monday, he added. —Giselle Ombay/KG, GMA Integrated News