TD ‘Julian’ heading to Cagayan

MANILA — Tropical depression “Julian” is continuously heading west northwest nearing Calayan, Cagayan, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

PAGASA said in its 5:00 a.m. weather bulletin that the tropical depression’s center was located 720 kilometers (km) east of Calayan, Cagayan (19.0°N, 128.3°E). It will have maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 55 kph near the center.

The weather system is forecast to move west northwest at 25 kph.

PAGASA noted gusty rains will prevail over the province of Cagayan and the islands of Batanes.

The state-run weather bureau further said the intertropical convergence zone will affect Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

Other parts of the country, including Metro Manila, will experience light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will prevail.

The agency also pointed out Northern and Central Luzon’s coastal waters will be moderate to rough due to moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to northwest.

Other areas will have slight to moderate seas brought by light to moderate winds coming from the southwest.