LPA develops into Tropical Depression Odette

LPA develops into Tropical Depression Odette

“Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 350 km diameter of the Tropical Depression," PAGASA said.

MANILA, Philippines — The low-pressure area spotted off northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar has developed into a tropical depression locally named "Odette," the state weather bureau announced on Thursday.


In its 5 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the tropical depression was spotted at 730 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph.


“Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 350 km diameter of the Tropical Depression," PAGASA said.


"Odette" is forecast to move west at 26 kph.


Tropical cyclone warning Signal No. 1 is hoisted over Cagayan, including Babuyan group of Islands, Isabela, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Ifugao.


PAGASA said possible inclusion of Ilocos Provinces in areas under tropical cyclone warning Signal No. 1 on Thursday morning. 


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"Sea travel remains risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon due to the northeasterly surface windflow enhanced by the approaching Tropical Depression," the state weather bureau added.