MANILA - The low pressure area (LPA) monitored off the Pacific coast has developed into a tropical depression on Friday morning.
As of 10:00 a.m., the center of the tropical depression was estimated at 2,160 kilometers east of Southern Luzon, still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), according to the advisory of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Administration Services (PAGASA).
"The tropical depression is still far away to have any effect in the country," the state weather bureau's bulletin stated.
The tropical depression, PAGASA said, is moving north northwest at 20 km per hour, packing maximum sustained winds of 55 km per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 65 km/h.
The disturbance is expected to enter PAR around Sunday afternoon as a tropical storm and will be named "Paeng."
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