AdChoiceTV News — Some areas in Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao are now under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Depression Vicky, the state weather bureau announced on Friday.
PAGASA forecasters said Vicky may make landfall in the vicinity of the Davao Oriental-Surigao del Sur area in the next 12 hours and in the southern portion of Negros Island on early Saturday morning.
Cuyo Islands and Cagayancillo Islands are the only places in Luzon placed under the lowest tropical cyclone wind signal, which will bring intermittent rains for the next 36 hours and winds of up to 30-60 kilometers per hour.
Areas under Signal No. 1 in the Visayas are the southern portion of Leyte province, Southern Leyte, central and southern portions of Cebu province including Camotes Islands, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, central and southern portions of Iloilo province, and southern portion of Antique.
Places under the lowest tropical cyclone wind signal in Mindanao are Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao City, northern portion of Davao del Sur, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, northern portion of Maguindanao, Cotabato City, North Cotabato, northern portion of Zamboanga del Sur, and northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte.
Vicky is expected to bring 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 for the whole day.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are also seen over the Bicol Region, the southern portion of Quezon, Lanao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, and the rest of the Visayas, Davao Region, and Northern Mindanao for the next 24 hours due to the tropical depression.
The low pressure area located east of Davao City developed into Tropical Depression Vicky at 2 a.m. early Friday morning.
As of 4 a.m, Vicky was last spotted 210 kilometers east of Davao City with maximum sustained winds of 45 kph and gusts of up to 55 kph, while moving west northwestward at 15 kph.
PAGASA said Vicky will most likely remain as a tropical depression while in the country. — via Liam Chan