LPA off Batanes now Tropical Depression Nimfa


Posted at Sep 17 2019 06:35 PM | Updated as of Sep 18 2019 12:06 AM

MANILA - The low-pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Batanes intensified into a tropical depression Tuesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

Tropical depression Nimfa was located 695 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, based on PAGASA's 5 p.m. bulletin. 

It is packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph), with gusts of up to 70 kph.

Weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin said Nimfa is almost stationary, with its trough or extension bringing cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Northern Luzon.

A shallow LPA spotted in the western section of Zambales, meanwhile, is expected to dissipate within 48 hours, Bulquerin added.

The southwest monsoon or habagat, which continues to prevail over Luzon, will also bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon and the western Visayas area.

PAGASA also warned of risky sea travel in the eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon due to rough see conditions.

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