Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
Tropical Depression “IGME” is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Central and Southern Luzon especially the western section.
Residents living in Northern Luzon especially in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Eastern Seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to Tropical Depression “IGME” and the surge of Southwest Monsoon.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.
low pressure area off east of Aparri, Cagayan has turned into a tropical depression and is now called “Igme.”
As of 10 a.m. Sunday, state weather bureau PAGASA said “Igme” is packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center as it slowly moves in the westward direction.
Signal No. 1 has been hoisted over Isabela and Cagayan.
PAGASA said “Igme” is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon which could bring rains over Central and Southern Luzon, especially the western section.
Authorities warned residents living in low lying and mountainous areas to be vigilant against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Authorities also advised small seacrafts not to sail out into the eastern seaboards of central and southern Luzon due to the combined effects of “Igme” and the surge of southwest monsoon.