Tropical depression ''Domeng' slows down


Posted at Apr 08 2014 09:29 AM | Updated as of Apr 09 2014 03:06 AM

PAGASA MTSAT image as of 6:01 p.m., Tuesday. Image courtesy of PAGASA

MANILA (UPDATE 2) – Tropical depression "Domeng" slowed down and is expected to remain over water in the coming days, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

 PAGASA said, as of 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, Domeng was spotted 510 kilometers east northeast of Davao City, moving northwest at 5 kilometers per hour (kph).

In an interview on DZMM, PAGASA weather forecaster Alvin Pura said that due to its slow movement, Domeng will remain over water in the next three days, and will make landfall in Eastern Visayas on Friday night or Saturday morning.

Pura added that Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao may experience rains by Thursday or Friday, as Domeng moves closer to land.

Domeng was packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near center.

In its 24-hour weather forecast for Tuesday, PAGASA said Mindanao and Eastern Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered light rains and isolated thunderstorms.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rains or thunderstorms, mostly in the afternoon or evening.