Rainy Saturday as ‘Dindo’ enhances southwest monsoon

Rainy Saturday as ‘Dindo’ enhances southwest monsoon

‘DINDO’. The path of Tropical Depression Dindo in the next few days, according to the weather bureau on Saturday (Aug. 1, 2020). While “Dindo” has no direct impact on the country, the bureau said it would enhance the southwest monsoon, resulting in some rains in most parts of the country. (Photo courtesy of PAGASA)

MANILA – The low-pressure area spotted east of Cagayan has developed into Tropical Depression (TD) Dindo and will enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat), bringing rains in most parts of the country on Saturday.

In its bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Dindo” was last tracked at 825 km. east of Tuguegarao City and currently has no direct impact on the country.

“No tropical cyclone wind signal is in effect over the country,” PAGASA said.

“Dindo”, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph, is not expected to make landfall as it moves west-northwest at 10 kph.

Maintaining its speed and track, “Dindo” is forecast to be at 575 km. east of Basco, Batanes on Saturday night.

PAGASA said the entire Luzon, western and central Visayas, northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will experience occasional rains brought by the southwest monsoon.

The rest of the country will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms, also brought by the southwest monsoon.

Temperature in Metro Manila will range from 25°C to 31°C; Tagaytay City, 22°C to 29°C; Metro Cebu, 24°C to 31°C; Cagayan de Oro City, 22°C to 31°C; and Metro Davao, 24°C to 31°C. (PNA)

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