MANILA- The low pressure area east of Dinagat Islands has developed into a tropical depression and named Nando Sunday.
The state weather bureau said Nando is the fourth cyclone to enter the Philippine Area of responsibility this month and it will be the 14th cyclone this year to hit the country, which on the average is battered by about 17 to 20 storms every year.
Weather Forecaster Jori Loiz said that as of 10 a.m. Sunday, tropical depression Nando was at 290 km east of Borongan City (11.2°N, 128.6°E) with maximum winds of 55 kph near the center.
It is forecast to move north northwest at 13 kph.
Loiz said Nando will still not affect the country directly.
“Sa ngayon hindi pa ito nakakapekto sa atin at binabantayan natin yung pagkilos niya kung hindi magbabago sa north north maaaring hindi masyado makaapekto pero kung magbago dahil sa nakaharang na ridge high pressure,” Loiz explained.(HBC/CLTC/PNA)