The low-pressure area (LPA) located east of Mindanao has developed into a tropical depression, the first this year, and has been named “Ambo”.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated in its forecast that the trough of tropical depression Ambo will bring scattered light to moderate with isolated heavy rains during thunderstorms over Caraga, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN, and Maguindanao in the next 24 hours.

Some parts of MIMAROPA such as the provinces of Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, and Marinduque will experience light to moderate winds blowing from the northeast to east. They will prevail in the areas with slight to moderate seas.

According to the weather bulletin released by PAGASA, the tropical depression has a maximum wind of up to 45 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center and gustiness up to 55 km/h.

Ambo is moving west-northwest at 15km/h and based on its forecast position, the tropical depression might be located at 460 kilometers east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte on Monday afternoon.

While the raising of tropical cyclone wind signals in any locality of the country remains less likely in the next 48 hours.

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