TD Quedan slightly intensifies, expected to exit Tuesday

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Tropical Depression “Quedan” slightly intensified as it slowly moves north, and is expected to be out the country on Tuesday. the state weather forecaster said on Monday.

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Weather Forecaster Gener Quitlong said that as of 4 a.m. on Monday, tropical depression Quedan was located at 910 km east of Borongan, Eastern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center.

Quitlong said that Quedan will not affect any part of the country due the pull of a low pressure area near Japan which is moving slowly towards the Pacific Ocean.

If it maintains its northward direction and slow movement, He said “Quedan” will likely exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Tuesday headed towards southern Japan.

No storm signal warning has been raised as the cyclone was too far to directly affect any part of the country, he said.

With its northward track, he said “Quedan” is not expected to make landfall in any part of the country.

Quitlong said the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will continue to affect and bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains in Palawan, Eastern Visayas and Mindanao.

The rest of Visayas and Luzon including Metro Manila will experience “good weather condition” with only partly cloudy to at times cloudy with possible thunderstorm rains mostly in the afternoon or evening.

In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to occasionally strong winds coming from the southwest to west will prevail over the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to occasionally rough.

Elsewhere light to moderate winds coming from the northeast to east will prevail over extreme Northern Luzon and from the southwest over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas. PNA

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