The low-pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) has developed into a tropical depression that may approach the country if its intensity is sustained, the state weather bureau said Thursday.

Aldczar Aurelio, weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said that the weather system was located at 1,655 kilometers (km) east of Central Luzon and is moving northwest at 15 kilometers per hour (kph)

It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph and gustiness of up to 55 kph.

“Kapag napanatili ang galaw o pagkilos ng bagyo, inaasahan na ngayon o bukas ay nasa loob na ito ng ating PAR. Ang susunod na local name ng bagyo ay Isang,” he said.

“Isang” is the ninth storm within PAR in 2021.

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Meanwhile, the easterlies wind or the warm air coming from the Pacific Ocean is still affecting the country. Isolated rain showers will be expected due to thunderstorms, PAGASA added.

“Inaasahan na magiging maganda at maaliwalas na panahon ang mararanasan sa buong Luzon maliban sa pulo-pulong pag-ulan dahil sa thunderstorm. Inaasahan pa rin ang medyo mainit na panahon lalo na sa bandang tanghali at sa hapon,” he said.

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