The low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Luzon has developed into a tropical depression and was now called “Emong,” the state weather bureau said on Sunday.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said “Emong” was spotted at 765 kilometers east of Tuguegarao, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and was forecast to move northwest at 30 kph.
However, Pagasa said “Emong” was not expected to make landfall in any part of the country.
Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will prevail over the regions of Western Visayas, Negros Island, Caraga, Davao, and Soccksargen.
Pagasa said a thunderstorm was likely to develop over Metro Manila within 12 hours while the rest of the country would experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms.
Moderate to occasionally strong winds coming from the northeast to north will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon and coming from the southwest to west over the rest of the country.
Coastal waters throughout the country will also be slight to moderate, Pagasa said.