Tue. Mar 9th, 2021
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Tropical Depression (TD) Vicky continues to move toward the Davao Oriental-Surigao del Sur area and may make landfall in the vicinity in the next 12 hours, the weather bureau said.

In its 8 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Vicky was last seen 185 kilometers east of Davao City, moving west-northwestward at 15 kilometers per hour.

It packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 1 was been hoisted by PAGASA over the northern and central portion of Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and the Cagayancillo Islands, the southern portion of Leyte, Southern Leyte, the central and southern portions of Cebu including Camotes Islands, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, the central and southern portions of Iloilo, and the southern portion of Antique, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, Davao City.

To be also affected are the northern portion of Davao del Sur, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Cotabato City, North Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and the northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte.

PAGASA said those areas would experience strong breeze to near gale conditions.

“Vicky” and the tail-end of a frontal system will cause moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Caraga, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Southern Leyte, Leyte, and Bohol.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains is forecast over Bicol Region, the southern portion of Quezon, Lanao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, and the rest of Visayas, Davao Region, and northern Mindanao.

Rough to very rough seas will prevail over the entire seaboards of northern Luzon, the seaboard of Aurora, the eastern seaboard of Quezon including Polillo Islands, the seaboard of Camarines Norte, the northern seaboard of Camarines Sur, the northern and eastern seaboards of Catanduanes, the eastern seaboard of Albay including Rapu-Rapu Islands, the eastern seaboard of Sorsogon, the northern and eastern seaboards of northern Samar, and the eastern seaboard of eastern Samar including Homonhon Island.

Moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the coastal waters of areas under TCWS no. 1, PAGASA said. SOVEREIGNPH

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