Tropical Depression “Ineng” maintains its current strength while moving northeastward. Although not directly impacting the Philippines, it is slightly enhancing the Southwest Monsoon, influenced further by Tropical Storm Haikui. This combination will bring specific weather-related concerns to certain areas.
- Location of Center (10:00 AM): 975 km East of Extreme Northern Luzon (21.4°N, 131.2°E)
- Intensity: Maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 55 km/h, and central pressure of 1002 hPa
- Present Movement: northeastward Slowly
- Extent of Tropical Cyclone Winds: Strong winds extend outwards up to 150 km from the center
Heavy Rainfall Outlook
Tropical Depression Ineng is not directly affecting the Philippines, but it is slightly enhancing the Southwest Monsoon. This, in conjunction with Tropical Storm Haikui, will result in occasional to monsoon rains over the western portions of Luzon in the next three days. These rains may lead to localized flooding and should be closely monitored. The Southwest Monsoon is forecasted to weaken within the week.
While Ineng is not directly affecting the country, the enhanced Southwest Monsoon will continue to bring gusty conditions over certain areas not under any Wind Signal. This will particularly impact coastal and upland/mountainous areas exposed to winds.
- Today: Batanes, Ilocos Provinces, the western portion of Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Kalayaan Islands, Lubang Island, Romblon
- Tomorrow: Batanes and Ilocos Provinces
Hazards affecting coastal waters
Ineng itself is less likely to cause rough sea conditions around the Philippines. However, due to the slightly enhanced Southwest Monsoon, a Gale Warning is in effect for several seaboards, particularly in northern and western Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and the western Visayas. Mariners are advised to exercise caution, as hazardous sea conditions may disrupt maritime activities in these areas.
Track and Intensity Outlook
neng is expected to remain far from the Philippine landmass, tracking generally northeastward or north-northeastward. It may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) soon, possibly as a tropical storm. Beyond PAR, Ineng will continue its movement towards the waters south of mainland Japan.
The next tropical cyclone bulletin will be issued at 5:00 PM today.