PAGASA: LPA Outside PAR Turns Into Tropical Depression (August 19)

PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Update for Thursday (August 19)

The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that the low-pressure area outside PAR has intensified into a tropical depression.

On Thursday (August 19, 2021), the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update in the country. A low-pressure area that turned into a tropical depression is expected to affect the country’s weather condition.

The tropical depression has been last spotted at 1,655 kilometers east of Central Luzon. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 55 kph. It is moving 15 kph at a northwest direction.


PAGASA said that the tropical cyclone would enter the country’s vicinity on Friday (August 20) if it maintain its current track.

The easterlies would bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms over Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon.

It would also bring similar weather condition over the entire Visayas, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan including Kalayaan Islands as well as Mindanao.

The weather system would also bring partly cloudy to cloudy weather condition with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the remaining parts of the country. It may also trigger possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the coastal water conditions over the entire country would be slight to moderate, according to the weather bureau.

“Hindi pa natin inaasahan na tatama sa anumang parte ng ating bansa pero patuloy tayong magmomonitor,” PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez said.

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