MANILA, Philippines — Tropical depression Crising is expected to weaken in the next 24 hours, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) latest bulletin Friday (May 14).
Based on PAGASA’s forecast track, TD Crising will continue moving westward or west northwestward and emerge over the Sulu Sea in the next 6 to 12 hours.
Currently, the weather disturbance is still affecting most parts of Mindanao.
Specifically, light to moderate with at times heavy rains prevail over Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Cotabato, Maguindanao, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, and Misamis Occidental.
Residents in the said areas are reminded that isolated flash flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.
Strong breeze conditions are likely over the localities where Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) Number 1 is in effect, especially in the coastal and mountainous areas of these localities.
These areas include:
The southeastern portion of Negros Oriental (Dumaguete City, Valencia, Sibulan, Santa Catalina, Siaton, Zamboanguita, Dauin, Bacong) and Siquijor
The western portion of Misamis Oriental (Jasaan, Villanueva, Tagoloan, Cagayan de Oro City, Opol, City of El Salvador, Alubijid, Manticao, Lugait, Naawan, Initao, Libertad, Gitagum, Laguindingan), the western portion of Bukidnon (Manolo Fortich, Sumilao, Pangantucan, Kalilangan, Talakag, Baungon, Libona), the northwestern portion of Cotabato (Banisilan, Alamada), the northern portion of Maguindanao (Matanog, Barira, Buldon), Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, the northeastern portion of Zamboanga del Sur (Midsalip, Sominot, Dumingag, Molave, Mahayag, Josefina, Tambulig, Ramon Magsaysay, Aurora, Tukuran, Labangan), and the northeastern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Sergio Osmeña Sr., Katipunan, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Jose Dalman, Manukan, Dipolog City, Polanco, Piñan, Mutia, Dapitan City, Sibutad, Rizal, La Libertad)
PAGASA said tropical depression Crising will cause moderate to rough seas over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1 in the next 24 hours.
Thus, mariners of small sea vessels are advised not to venture out over these waters and inexperienced mariners of these vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.