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"TROPICAL Depression Labuyo intensified and accelerated as it moves in a northwest direction," the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Friday.
Packing winds up to 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, Labuyo is forecast to move northwest at 19 kph. The center of Tropical Depression was estimated at 1,000 km East of Bicol Region, and is within the Philippine Area of Responsibility, at 10 a.m. Friday, Pagasa said.
The tropical depression is expected to be at 840 km East of Casiguran, Aurora by Saturday morning, and at 490 km East of Tuguegarao City by Sunday morning. By Monday morning, TD Labuyo should be 80 km East of Aparri, Cagayan. Based on current forecast, TD Labuyo might intensify further before it makes landfall on the northern tip of Luzon on Monday.
Labuyo contains an estimated rainfall amount of 5 to 10 mm per hour (moderate to heavy).
On the other hand, the low pressure area also moved and was estimated at 65 km Southeast of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. It is currently embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone and is set to bring scattered light to moderate rain and thunderstorms over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Northern Mindanao.