By J. Jala | 04:21 PM May 31, 2021
Tropical Depression Dante is not expected to make landfall but may dump rain in most parts of the Visayas and Mindanao, the state weather service said on Monday.
Senior Weather Specialist Chris Perez of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Dante is now located 835 kilometers east of Mindanao with a gustiness of between 55 and 70 kilometers per hour (kph).
Dante is moving west-northwest with a speed of 15 kph.
Although its center is still far, the tropical depression’s rain bands may cause cloudy skies, rain, and thunderstorms over Eastern and Central Visayas, as well as the entire Mindanao.
Generally it is not expecred to make landfall but it is possible that the outermost periphery of the storm may directly affect eastern parts of Luzon, Visayas, and possibly, northeastern Mindanao.
Meanwhile, Pagasa is monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility or about 2,400 kilometers east of Mindanao.
Pagasa said the LPA however has no direct effect on the country’s weather and with only a small chance of it becoming a typhoon.