PAGASA SEES TD “ONYOK” TO MAKE A LANDFALL IN CARAGA REGION FRIDAY NIGHT

MANILA — Tropical depression “Onyok” continues to move Westward and expect to make a landfall on Friday evening in Caraga region, the state weather bureau said on Thursday.

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said that as of 4 p.m. Tropical Depression “Onyok” was estimated based on all available data at 515 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur (8.4°N, 131.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move west at 15 kph.

He noted that TD Onyok has a chance to intensify into tropical storm category.

With maintaining its speed and movement, “Onyok” is expected to make a landfall in Caraga Region around 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Quitlong said.

He noted once it makes a landfall, Onyok is expected to weakened into low pressure area as it exits the landmass in Northern Mindanao.

Meanwhile, public storm warning signal (PSWS) No. 1 (30-60 kph winds expected in 36 hours) is hoisted over the provinces of Surigao del Sur, including Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Province, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur and Misamis Occidental.

Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with the public storm warning signal are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides.

The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 100-km diameter of the tropical depression.

Meanwhile, Quitlong said the LPA (formerly Nona) has already dissipated and expect improving weather in Luzon including Metro Manila starting Friday.

The weakening of “Nona” is due to the presence of cold winds of the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan,” he explained.

He added fair weather was expected in most parts of Luzon except in Northern Luzon due to the Northeast Monsoon.

In the next 24 hour forecast, rains with gusty winds are expected over the regions of Caraga, Davao and Northern Mindanao while cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced in the rest of the country, including Metro Manila.

It added moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the Northeast to North over the rest of Mindanao. the coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

The state-run weather bureau also issued a gale warning due to the strong to gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon as the sea condition would be rough to very rough in the seaboards of Northern, Eastern and Western seaboards of Luzon..

“Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it warned. Christopher

MANILA — Tropical depression “Onyok” continues to move Westward and expect to make a landfall on Friday evening in Caraga region, the state weather bureau said on Thursday.

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said that as of 4 p.m. Tropical Depression “Onyok” was estimated based on all available data at 515 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur (8.4°N, 131.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move west at 15 kph.

He noted that TD Onyok has a chance to intensify into tropical storm category.

With maintaining its speed and movement, “Onyok” is expected to make a landfall in Caraga Region around 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Quitlong said.

He noted once it makes a landfall, Onyok is expected to weakened into low pressure area as it exits the landmass in Northern Mindanao.

Meanwhile, public storm warning signal (PSWS) No. 1 (30-60 kph winds expected in 36 hours) is hoisted over the provinces of Surigao del Sur, including Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Province, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur and Misamis Occidental.

Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with the public storm warning signal are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides.

The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 100-km diameter of the tropical depression.

Meanwhile, Quitlong said the LPA (formerly Nona) has already dissipated and expect improving weather in Luzon including Metro Manila starting Friday.

The weakening of “Nona” is due to the presence of cold winds of the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan,” he explained.

He added fair weather was expected in most parts of Luzon except in Northern Luzon due to the Northeast Monsoon.

In the next 24 hour forecast, rains with gusty winds are expected over the regions of Caraga, Davao and Northern Mindanao while cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced in the rest of the country, including Metro Manila.

It added moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the Northeast to North over the rest of Mindanao. the coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

The state-run weather bureau also issued a gale warning due to the strong to gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon as the sea condition would be rough to very rough in the seaboards of Northern, Eastern and Western seaboards of Luzon..

“Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” it warned. Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan/PNA