A low-pressure area has developed into a new tropical depression which the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) has code-named “Ineng”.

Ineng is less likely to make a landfall in the country’s land mass. However, it could intensify into a tropical storm within the next 12 to 24 hours.

“‘Yong trough ng low-pressure area, iyon ang nagdadala ng pag-ulan sa ilang bahagi ng southern Luzon, Visayas at Mindanao. Samantala, ang ating Habagat o southwest monsoon ay patuloy pa rin nakakaapekto sa dulong hilagang Luzon o sa Batanes area,” weather specialist Meno Mendoza said Wednesday.

Tropical depression Ineng is now located at 975 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes with the sustaining winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness up to 77 kph. It moves upward with the speed of 10 kph.

Due to the trough of tropical depression, rains are expected in the regions of Bicol and MIMAROPA.

Puerto Princesa city may experience a temperature of 25 to 32 degrees Celsius.

Ineng is the ninth tropical depression developed in the country’s area of responsibility for 2019.

Weather bureau said that Ineng will leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Sunday, August 25.