MANILA - The low pressure area earlier sighted near Dagupan City, Pangasinan has intensified into a tropical depression and is expected to bring rains in parts of Luzon, state weather Bureau PAGASA said Saturday.
PAGASA named the tropical depression "Nando," and is the 14th cyclone to hit the Philippines this year.
In it's 4 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said Nando was packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kph and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at a speed of 24 kph.
The center of Nando was estimated at 280 kilometers west northwest of Dagupan City as of 3 p.m.
The weather disturbance, according to PAGASA, may bring occasionally moderate to heavy rains in Zambales and Bataan, and light to moderate rains in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, provinces of Mindoro, and Palawan.