Tropical Depression Dodong (Bagyong Dodong) satellite image as of 6p.m. on June 9, 2011 | Photo: PAGASA
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that the Low Pressure Area West of Metro Manila has developed into a Tropical Depression (TD) and was named "DODONG."
As of 4 p.m. on June 9, 2011, TD Dodong was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 150 km West of Dagupan City (16.0°N 118.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 19 kph.
PAGASA forecasts that by Friday afternoon Bagyong Dodong will be at 460 km West of Basco, Batanes.
Public Storm Warning Signal Number 1 was also issued by the weather bureau in the following areas:
PAGASA advises the residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal # 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. It added that TD Dodong is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon and will bring rains over the western sections of Central and Southern Luzon.