MANILA, (PNA) — Tropical Depression “Quedan” maintained its strength and continues to move over the Philippine Sea the state weather forecaster said on Monday.
In its update, as of 10 a.m. tropical depression Quedan was located at 800 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (12.0°N, 133.9°E) packed with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move north northwest at 7 kph.
Weather Forecaster Gener Quitlong said Quedan will not yet affect any part of the country as no storm signal warning has been raised.
He said “Quedan” is not expected to make landfall in any part of the country.
PAGASA said Quedan will likely exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) in the next 24 to 48 hours headed towards southern Japan.
Quedan is forecast to be at 900 km east of Virac, Catanduanes by Tuesday morning.
By Wednesday morning it is predicted to be at 1,150 km east of Baler, Aurora and expected to be at 1,190 km east of Tuguegarao City by Thursday morning.
Quitlong said the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) will continue to affect and bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains in Palawan, Eastern Visayas and Mindanao.
The rest of Visayas and Luzon including Metro Manila will experience “good weather condition” with only partly cloudy to at times cloudy with possible thunderstorm rains mostly in the afternoon or evening.