MANILA — Tropical Depression Vicky is now over Bohol Sea packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 70 kph, the weather bureau said in its 11 p.m. update Friday.
Vicky and the tail-end of a frontal system will cause heavy to intense rains over Eastern Visayas, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
Moderate to heavy, with at times intense rains will prevail over the southern portion of Quezon province, Bicol Region, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Camiguin, the northern and central portions of Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Cagayancillo Islands, and the rest of the Visayas.
Light to moderate, with at times heavy rains will be experienced over the rest of Caraga, the rest of Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Quezon, Aurora, mainland Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Ifugao.
The following areas remain under tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1:northern and central portions of Palawan (Araceli, Dumaran, Taytay, El Nido, San Vicente, Roxas, Puerto Princesa City, Aborlan, Narra, Quezon) including Calamian, Cuyo, Cagayancillo, and Kalayaan Islands, central and southern portions of Cebu (Tuburan, Carmen, Asturias, Danao City, Compostela, Liloan, Consolacion, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Cordoba, Balamban, Cebu City, Talisay City, Minglanilla, Toledo City, Pinamungahan, Naga City, San Fernando, Aloguinsan, Carcar, Barili, Sibonga, Dumanjug, Ronda, Alcantara, Moalboal, Argao, Dalaguete, Badian, Alegria, Alcoy, Boljoon, Oslob, Malabuyoc, Ginatilan, Samboan, Santander), Bohol, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, the central and southern portions of Iloilo (Ajuy, Barotac Viejo, San Enrique, San Rafael, Passi City, Bingawan, Calinog, Lambunao, Janiuay, Banate, Anilao, Dingle, Duenas, Badiangan, Barotac Nuevo, Zarraga, Pototan, Dumangas, Mina, New Lucena, Santa Barbara, Leganes, Iloilo City, Pavia, Cabatuan, Maasin, Alimodian, San Miguel, Leon, Oton, Tigbauan, Tubungan, Guimbal, Igbaras, Miagao, San Joaquin), and the southern portion of Antique (Valderrama, San Remigio, Sibalom, Hamtic, Tobias Fornier, Anini-Y, Bugasong, Laua-An, Patnongon, San Jose, Belison), Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Sur, the northwestern portion of North Cotabato (Pigkawayan, Libungan, Banisilan, Carmen, Midsayap, Aleosan, Alamada), the northern portion of Maguindanao (Datu Odin Sinsuat, Kabuntalan, Northern Kabuntalan, Sultan Kudarat, Sultan Mastura, Parang, Matanog, Barira, Buldon), Cotabato City, the northern and central portions of Zamboanga del Norte (Siocon, Baliguian, Gutalac, Kalawit, Labason, Tampilisan, Liloy, Godod, Bacungan, Salug, Sindangan, Siayan, Manukan, Jose Dalman, Sergio Osmena Sr., Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Katipunan, Dipolog City, Pinan, Mutia, La Libertad, Polanco, Rizal, Sibutad, Dapitan City), Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay.
Those areas will have strong breeze to near gale conditions.
The northeast monsoon will also cause gusty conditions over most of Luzon and Visayas where the TCWS was not hoisted.
Meanwhile, rough to very rough seas will continue 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, the eastern seaboard of Eastern Samar including Homonhon Island, the eastern seaboard of Dinagat Islands, the eastern seaboard of Surigao del Norte including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands, the seaboard of Surigao del Sur, and the eastern seaboard of Davao Oriental.
Moderate to rough seas will prevail over the coastal waters of areas under TCWS no. 1, the seaboard of Agusan del Norte, and the remaining seaboards of Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands , PAGASA said. (PNA)