TD Vicky now moving west toward Palawan before landfall | Inquirer News

TD Vicky now moving west toward Palawan before landfall

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 06:50 PM December 19, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Vicky is now moving west-northwest toward the northern-central portion of Palawan, the state weather bureau said Saturday.


In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Vicky was last spotted at 135 kilometers east Southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

Vicky also packed maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and gustiness of up to 55 kph.


The tropical depression was also spotted moving west-northwest at 15 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No.1 is hoisted over:

  • The northern and central portions of Palawan (Araceli, Dumaran, Taytay, El Nido, San Vicente, Roxas, Puerto Princesa City, Aborlan, Narra, Quezon, Sofronio Espanola) including Calamian
  • Cuyo
  • Cagayancillo
  • Kalayaan Islands

State meteorologists said that Vicky is expected to make landfall in the vicinity of the northern or central portion of Palawan Saturday night.

Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains is expected over Bicol Region, Isabela, Aurora, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon, Marinduque, and Palawan including Calamian, Cuyo, and Cagayancillo Islands due to Vicky, Pagasa said.

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains meanwhile is expected over Visayas, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Metro Manila, and the rest of mainland Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Cordillera Administrative Region, Pagasa added.

Vicky is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility Sunday afternoon or Sunday night, Pagasa said.


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