'Bagyong Chedeng' PAGASA weather update March 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The tropical depression at East of Mindanao has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named 'Chedeng', state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 pm bulletin on Sunday, March 17, 2019.

'Bagyong Chedeng' PAGASA weather update March 17, 2019
Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Chedeng' as of 6:30 pm,  March 17. Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

At 4:00 pm today, the center of tropical depression 'Chedeng' was estimated based on all available data at 830 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

'Bagyong Chedeng' is moving West at 25 kph. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.

Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised over Davao Oriental."Winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours," the weather central advised.

'Bagyong Chedeng' PAGASA weather update March 17, 2019
 Chedeng is the third tropical cyclone to enter PAR this year. Photo courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

'Bagyong Chedeng' may make landfall over the eastern coast of Davao Oriental between tomorrow evening and Tuesday morning.

PAGASA added that Signal No. 1 may be raised over Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley in the next bulletin to be issued at 11pm today.

Those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao, as well as the seaboards of areas under TCWS.

Scattered to at times widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and Davao del Norte tomorrow (March 18) and in most parts of Mindanao on Tuesday (March 19).

The disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned and residents of these areas, especially those living in areas identified to be at high risk of flooding or landslide, are advised to undertake necessary preparations and continue monitoring for updates.

On the other hand, Metro Manila, Luzon and the Visayas will still have good weather tomorrow. Portion of Metro Manila and Rizal continue to deal with a water shortage.

— The Summit Express

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