Inday maintains strength, to exit PAR Thursday

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MANILA -- Tropical Depression Inday, the ninth tropical cyclone to enter the Philippine territory this year, has maintained its strength while over the East Philippine Sea, said the state weather bureau Wednesday.

It was located as of 10 a.m. Wednesday at 620 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center.

Satellite image of Tropical Depression Inday
Satellite image of Tropical Depression Inday (Source: Pagasa)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tropical Depression Inday is forecast to move north northwest at 19 kph. It is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Thursday evening.

By Thursday morning, Inday will be at 410 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes, said Pagasa.

No public storm warning signal has been raised anywhere in the country, as Inday will not affect any part of the Philippines. But the tropical depression will enhance the southwest monsoon, which will bring occasional rains over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Cagayan Vallet and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan, said Pagasa. (Sunnex)

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