A low-pressure area (LPA) that re-entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday has developed into a tropical depression (TD) named Goring.
Ariel Rojas, weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said Goring was spotted on July 17 as a LPA and exited the PAR the next day.
However, it re-entered the PAR on July 19 at 7 a.m. and it developed into a tropical depression after an hour.
“Patuloy na hihilain ni Goring ang ating southwest monsoon o hanging habagat na nakakaapekto sa kanlurang bahagi ng Luzon,” Rojas said.
Goring is not expected to stay longer inside the PAR and may exit on Friday evening or at dawn on Saturday.
In 24 hours, Goring could be at 695 kilometers north northeast of Basco, Batanes.
It is is also not expected to make any landfall in the country.
As of 10:00 a.m., Goring’s center was located at 190 kilometers north northwest of Basco, Batanes with a maximum wind of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 60 kph. It moves towards the northeast in 30 kph.
Sea travel is risky over the seaboards under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 raised in Batanes.
It is also risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the western seaboard of Central Luzon.
Goring is the seventh tropical depression in the country for 2019 following the recently exited tropical storm Falcon on Thursday evening.