Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said that Tropical Depression Mina gained strength but slowed down from 11 kph to 7 kph due to its interaction with another LPA east of Mina and another tropical depression northeast of Mina.
Mina continued moving north northeast at a slightly slower 7 kph. Mina was estimated at 350 kms east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes as of 10 a.m., packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center, PAGASA added.
Mina is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon and will bring scattered to widespread rains over southern Luzon and the Visayas and estimated rainfall from 10 to 20 mm per hour within the 300-km diameter of Tropical Depression Mina.
PAGASA said Mina may exit Philippine territory Friday morning.