Thu. May 19th, 2022

Tropical Depression (TD) Lannie will bring rains over many areas Monday, the weather bureau said.

Chris Perez of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said “Lannie” was last seen 100 kilometers east of Surigao City. The TD packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph.

“Because of this (strength) tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 1 has been raised over several areas,” he said.

Based on PAGASA’s 5 a.m. weather bulletin, these areas are the southern portion of Masbate, the southern portion of Romblon, the southern portion of Oriental Mindoro, the southern portion of Occidental Mindoro, and the northern portion of Palawan.

TCWS No. 1 has also been hoisted over Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, the northern and central portions of Negros Oriental, Cebu, and Bohol.

Also under TCWS No. 1 are Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, the northern portion of Agusan del Norte, the northern portion of Agusan del Sur, and the northern portion of Surigao del Sur.

Areas under TCWS No. 1 are forecast to experience strong breeze to near gale conditions, and occasional gusts.

Moderate to rough seas will prevail over the coastal waters of the country, especially in areas where TCWS No. 1 has been hoisted.

Perez said moderate to heavy, with at times intense rains will be experienced over the Visayas, Bicol region, Mimaropa, Calabarzon, and Caraga Region.

Light to moderate, with at times heavy rains, are also likely over Metro Manila, Bulacan, Bataan, and the rest of Mindanao.

Scattered flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible, especially in areas highly susceptible to these hazards.

Meanwhile, PAGASA expects “Lannie” to make landfall in the vicinity of Siargao-Bucas Grande Islands within the day. 

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