Bagyong 'Caloy' moves closer to Surigao del Norte; Signal No.1 up in 16 areas

Manila, Philippines- The weather bureau PAGASA released today bulletin updates for "Bagyong Caloy" (#CaloyPH). Issued at 11:00 PM, March 21, 2014, tropical depression "Caloy" has maintained its strength as it moves closer to Surigao del Norte. Sixteen (16) areas in Visayas and Mindanao are now under Signal No. 1.

Typhoon Caloy PH

At 10:00 PM today, the center of "Bagyong Caloy” was estimated based on all available data at 160 km East of Surigao City (9.6°N, 127.0°E).

Update: PAGASA: Tropical Depression "Caloy" weakens into LPA

"Typhoon Caloy" has a maximum winds of 45 kph near the center with forecast to move West Northwest at 15 kph.

“CALOY” is expected to be at 50 km South Southeast of Cebu City by tomorrow evening and at 25 km South of Cuyo Island by Sunday evening. By Monday evening, it is expected to be at 200 km North Northwest of Puerto Princesa City.

Public Storm Warning signal No. 1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected within the next 36 hours) in the following areas:

Visayas: Southern Leyte, Bohol, Siquijor, Cebu, Negros Provinces, Guimaras, Iloilo and Antique

Mindanao: Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte incl. Siargao, Dinagat, Northern Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin

Potential Impacts of the Winds
  • Twigs and branches of trees may be broken
  • Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
  • Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
  • Some nipa and cogon houses may be partially unroofed
  • Sea travel of small seacrafts and fishing boats is risky

PAGSA said that public storm warning signals are now lifted.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon and Eastern Visayas due to the Northeast Monsoon.

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