Ellalyn de Vera Ruiz
Tropical depression east of Mindanao accelerated slightly, but maintained its strength while on its way to the land on Saturday.
The Philippine Administration of Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) estimated the cyclone 1,585 kilometers east of Mindanao or outside the area of responsibility of the country around Saturday noon.
It maintains its maximum continuous wind of 45 km / h and 60 km / h, moving westwards slightly faster at 25 km / h.
Pera Pesha meteorologist Chris Perez said the cyclone would be likely to enter the Philippine area of responsibility until Sunday and be named "Samuel."
It has no direct influence on any part of the country, Perez said, but the eastern parts of Visayas and Mindanao are beginning to experience rain on Monday due to the cyclone's circulating outflow.
The weather disturbance may intensify further into a tropical storm, as it moves further west for the next two to three days.
Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Northeast Monsoon will bring partially cloudy skies with rare, light rains over the Ilocos area, the Cordillera administrative district and the Cagayan Valley.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country experience some clouds up to the clouds with a rare rain shower. PAGASA has recommended residents in these areas to be afraid of possible flash floods or landslides during turbulent storms that may occur in the afternoon or evening.
PAGASA did not issue warnings, but recommended seagoing vessels of mild to occasionally rough seas across the coast of Luzon and the eastern part of Visayas due to the mild to strong wind.
Meanwhile, only the mild to moderate sea prevails over the rest of the country.