PAGASA: 'Bagyong Onyok' accelerates, Signal No. 1 up in 16 areas

MANILA, Philippines - Tropical Depression 'Onyok' slightly accelerated and continues to pose threat to CARAGA region, state weather bureau said on its 11:00pm update today, December 17, 2015.

'Bagyong Onyok' accelerates, Signal No. 1 up in 16 areas

At 10:00 Thursday, the center of 'Bagyong Onyok' was estimated based on all available data at 415 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.4°N, 130.1°E). It has maximum winds of 55 kph near the center and forecast to move West at 17 kph.

Public storm warning signal No.1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs.) is up in 16 areas of Mindanao: 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, Misamis Occidental, Davao del Sur and North Cotabato.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 hour (Tomorrow evening): Vicinity of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
  • 48 hour (Saturday evening): 265 km West Southwest of Dipolog City or 170 km Northwest of Zamboanga City (as a Low Pressure Area).

track onyok

The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 100 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with Public Storm Warning Signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued tomorrow.

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