Signal No.1 up in 7 areas due to tropical depression ‘Wilma’
MANILA, Philippines – Storm signals were raised in some parts of Mindanao as the low pressure area intensified into a tropical depression on Monday.
The tropical depression was named “Wilma,” Gilbert Aquino of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
Public storm signal No. 1 was raised in the following areas:
Surigao del Norte including Siargao Islands
Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Aquino said “Wilma” was expected to make landfall by Monday night.
The tropical depression was last observed 180 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
Easterlies or winds blowing from the east, were affecting the eastern section of Luzon, Pagasa’s weather bulletin said.
The regions of CARAGA, eastern and central Visayas, and northern Mindanao will have cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslide.
Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa and the rest of Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.
Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the east will prevail over Luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to rough. Winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to northeast over Visayas and Mindanao with slight to moderate seas.
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