If Isang continues northward toward Japan, it would not make landfall on the country’s landmass until Sunday morning, when it will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), according to the state meteorological agency.
Isang was situated 1,110 kilometers east of extreme northern Luzon, according to Aldczar Aurelio of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), with maximum sustained winds of 45 to 55 kilometers per hour (kph).
It is moving west-northwest at 20 kph.
“[Sa] kasalukuyan ay walang habagat pero itong easterlies ay patuloy na nakakaapekto sa ating bansa. Kaya sa araw na ito ay inaasahan pa rin natin ang pulo-pulong pag-ulan dahil sa thunderstorm sa buong bansa,” he said in a forecast Friday morning.
Isang is unlikely to be enhanced by the southwest monsoon. It will slightly intensify while at the east Philippine sea but it will remain as a tropical depression throughout the forecast period.
“Kapag napanatili ang lakas ng bagyo ay hindi tayo magtataas ng tropical wind signal sa alin man bahagi ng ating bansa,” he added.
It is expected to leave PAR by Saturday evening or Sunday morning.