Signal No. 1 up in 32 areas as 'Bagyong Vicky' traverses Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression 'Vicky' is now traversing Monkayo, Davao de Oro while maintaining its strength, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 pm bulletin on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Signal No. 1 up in 32 areas as 'Bagyong Vicky' traverses Mindanao
Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Vicky' as of 4:30 pm, December 18, 2020. PAGASA

'Bagyong Vicky' made landfall in the vicinity of Baganga, Davao Oriental at 2:00 pm today. It is forecast to move generally west-northwestward while over the landmass of Mindanao.

By tomorrow early morning,'Vicky' is likely to emerge over the Bohol Sea, pass close Siquijor or Misamis Occidental, and pass close or make another landfall over the southern portion of Negros Island.

The tropical depression is likely to emerge over the Sulu Sea tomorrow morning or afternoon.

'Vicky' is forecast to remain a tropical depression while crossing the Philippine archipelago.

At 4:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Vicky' was estimated based on all available data in the vicinity of Monkayo, Davao de Oro.

'Vicky' has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 75 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 15 km/h.

Forecast Position
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 215 km East of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
  • 48 Hour(Sunday afternoon):155 km East Northeast of Kalayaan, Palawan
  • 72 Hour(Monday afternoon): 285 km West Southwest of Kalayaan, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)

'Bagyong Vicky' traverses Mindanao landmass


TCWS# 1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours)

  • the northern and central portion of Palawan (Puerto Princesa City, Roxas, San Vicente, Dumaran, Araceli, Taytay, El Nido) including Calamian, Cuyo, and Cagayancillo Islands

  • the southern portion of Leyte (Baybay City, Javier, Abuyog, Mahaplag, Inopacan, Hindang, Hilongos, Bato, Matalom, Palompon, Merida, Isabel) Southern Leyte
  • the central and southern portions of Cebu (Borbon, Tabuelan, Tuburan, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Asturias, Danao City, Compostela, Liloan, Consolacion, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Cordoba, Balamban, Cebu City, Talisay City, Toledo City, Minglanilla, Naga City, Pinamungahan, San Fernando, Aloguinsan, Carcar, Barili, Sibonga, Dumanjug, Ronda, Alcantara, Moalboal, Argao, Dalaguete, Badian, Alegria, Alcoy, Boljoon, Oslob, Malabuyoc, Ginatilan, Samboan, Santander) including Camotes Islands
  • Bohol
  • Siquijor
  • Negros Oriental
  • Negros Occidental
  • Guimaras
  • the central and southern portions of Iloilo (Ajuy, Barotac Viejo, San Enrique, San Rafael, Passi City, Bingawan, Calinog, Lambunao, Janiuay, Banate, Anilao, Dingle, Duenas, Badiangan, Barotac Nuevo, Zarraga, Pototan, Dumangas, Mina, New Lucena, Santa Barbara, Leganes, Iloilo City, Pavia, Cabatuan, Maasin, Alimodian, San Miguel, Leon, Oton, Tigbauan, Tubungan, Guimbal, Igbaras, Miagao, San Joaquin)
  • the southern portion of Antique (Valderrama, San Remigio, Sibalom, Hamtic, Tobias Fornier, Anini-Y, Bugasong, Laua-An, Patnongon, San Jose, Belison)

  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao del Norte
  • Davao de Oro
  • Davao City
  • the northern portion of Davao del Sur (Santa Cruz, Digos City, Bansalan, Magsaysay, Matanao, Hagonoy)
  • Camiguin
  • Bukidnon
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Maguindanao
  • Cotabato City
  • North Cotabato
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • the northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Baliguian, Gutalac, Kalawit, Labason, Tampilisan, Liloy, Salug, Bacungan, Godod, Sindangan, Siayan, Jose Dalman, Manukan, Sergio Osmena Sr., Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Katipunan, Dipolog City, Polanco, Pinan, Mutia, La Libertad, Dapitan City, Sibutad, Rizal)

'Bagyong Vicky' traverses Mindanao landmass

Hazards affecting land areas

Strong winds: Areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS #1) will have strong breeze to near gale conditions during the passage of the tropical cyclone.

Heavy rainfall: The combined effects of Tropical Depression VICKY and Tail-End of a Frontal System (Shear Line) will bring:

Until tonight: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Caraga, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Southern Leyte, Leyte, and Bohol. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Lanao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, and the rest of Visayas, Davao Region, and Northern Mindanao.

Tomorrow: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Quezon, and the northern portion of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over mainland Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Camiguin, Dinagat Islands, and the rest of CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Visayas.

Flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides may occur during heavy or prolonged periods of rainfall, especially in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards and in localities that received significant antecedent rainfall over the past couple of days or weeks. Adjacent or nearby areas may also experience flooding in the absence of such rainfall occurrence due to surface runoff or swelling of river channels.

Hazards affecting coastal waters

The combined effects of the surge of the Northeast Monsoon and the tropical depression will bring rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 4.5 m) over the following:
  • entire seaboards of Northern Luzon
  • the seaboard of Aurora
  • the eastern seaboard of Quezon including Polillo Islands
  • the seaboard of Camarines Norte
  • the northern seaboard of Camarines Sur
  • the northern and eastern seaboards of Catanduanes
  • the eastern seaboard of Albay including Rapu-Rapu Islands
  • the eastern seaboard of Sorsogon
  • the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Samar
  • the eastern seaboard of Eastern Samar including Homonhon Island

Moderate to rough seas (2.0 to 4.0 m) will be experienced over the coastal waters of areas under TCWS #1. Sea travel is risky over these waters especially for small sea vessels.

— The Summit Express

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