Tropical Depression “DINDO” At 4:00 PM today, the active low pressure area has developed into a tropical depression and was named “DINDO”. It was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 670 km east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (14.2°N, 131.3°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 19 kph. Southwest monsoon affecting Visayas and Mindanao.Forecast: Visayas and Mindanao will experience occasional rains becoming frequent over the western sections. Southern Luzon will have cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Northern and Central Luzon, southwest to west over Southern Luzon and oming from the southwest over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough. Scattered to widespread rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected in Southern Luzon as the active low pressure area (ALPA) east of Virac, Catanduanes has developed into a tropical depression, according to the state weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) also said tropical depression ‘Dindo’ is not expected to hit land but will bring heavy rains and moderate to strong winds across the country. Dindo, packing maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph), was spotted 670 kilometers (km) east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes at 4 p.m. If it continues its west-northwest movement at a speed of 19 kph, Dindo is expected to be 520 kms east of Casiguran, Aurora by Wednesday afternoon and 320 kms east of Aparri, Cagayan by Thursday afternoon. PAGASA also warned fishing boats and other small seacrafts against venturing out into the eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas due to rough waters. The weather bureau has yet to raise public storm warning signals.