2 weeks LPA west of Ilocos Sur turns into tropical depression named Nika Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- A low pressure area west of Ilocos Sur has developed into a tropical depression and was given the name Nika, according to a Sunday evening bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). The weather disturbance was last spotted 190 kilometers west-southwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur. It was expected to intensify the southwest monsoon, or habagat, bringing rainfall to various parts of the country, including Metro Manila. As of 9:00 p.m., Pagasa issued heavy rainfall warnings over Zambales and Bataan (orange) and Pampanga (yellow). Light to moderate and occasional heavy rainfall was predicted ... more