Tropical Depression Inday was forecast to exit Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today but it will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon or “Hanging Habagat” that will bring rains in Luzon.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Wednesday Inday was spotted 605 km East of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center.
Inday was forecast to move north northwest at 19 kph.
If it maintains its speed and movement, Inday is expected to be out of PAR by Thursday afternoon as it heads toward Japan.
The tropical depression will induce occasional rains over Metro Manila, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Cagayan Valley, Bicol region, Western Visayas and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan. Due to the southwest monsoon, the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.
At the same time, the weather bureau continues to monitor the tropical storm with international name: Halong which is still far from the country.
Based on their models, Halong has a slim chance to enter the country. But if the tropical storm enters the country, it will be named Juan.