PAGASA: TD ‘Fabian’ maintains strength, may exit PAR Saturday evening

MANILA — Tropical Depression (TD) “Fabian” has maintained its strength, having maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 65 kph, the state weather bureau, PAGASA, said Saturday.

“Fabian” was last located at 170 km. west-northwest of Basco, Batanes, and continues to move in a west-northwest direction at 18 kph.

Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 200-km. diameter of the tropical depression. Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 was lifted elsewhere as of 11 a.m.

PAGASA is expecting “Fabian” to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, a low-pressure area (LPA) was spotted at 725 km. east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

According to PAGASA, the LPA may bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over eastern Visayas, northern Mindanao, Caraga and Davao. Ma. Cristina Arayata/