MANILA – Tropical Depression Emong is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday afternoon, a weather forecaster said.
‘Emong’ was last tracked 165 kilometers northwest of Itbayat, Batanes. It packs maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph.
It is moving northwest at 25 kph.
“Emong will continue to bring rains over Batanes,” said Meno Mendoza of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Strong breeze to near gale condition will continue to prevail over Batanes, which is currently under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1.
Rough seas are forecast over the seaboards of Batanes and Cagayan, including the Babuyan Islands. Sea travel is risky over these waters, according to PAGASA.
Meanwhile, Mendoza said the southwest monsoon will bring isolated rains over most parts of the country.
“This will bring scattered rains and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Zambales, Bataan, Palawan, and Mindoro,” he said.
The rest of the country will have isolated rain showers caused by the southwest monsoon and localized thunderstorms.
Based on PAGASA’s forecast, moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas will prevail over Luzon. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas.
A low pressure area outside PAR is also being monitored. It was last seen 535 kilometers north northwest of Pag-asa Island, Palawan, Mendoza said. (PNA)