Mindanao, Palawan to be affected by rains from ‘Crising’


Tropical Storm (TS) “Crising” will continue to bring rains over parts of Mindanao and Palawan, the weather bureau said on Thursday afternoon.

Caraga, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, Soccsksargen, Bangsamoro, and Palawan will experience moderate to heavy rains likely until Friday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said isolated to scattered flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible during heavy or prolonged rainfall.

“Crising” has maintained its strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It was last tracked 150 kilometers southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, moving west-northwestward at 25 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 2 has been hoisted over the southern portion of Surigao del Sur, the southern portion of Agusan del Sur, the northern portion of Davao Oriental, the northern portion of Davao de Oro, and the northern portion of Davao del Norte. These areas will experience gale-force winds.

TCWS no. 1, on the other hand, has been hoisted over the southeastern portion of Negros Oriental  and Siquijor; Surigao del Norte including Bucas Grande and Siargao Islands, the rest of Surigao del Sur, the rest of Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, the rest of Davao Oriental, the rest of Davao de Oro, the rest of Davao del Norte, Davao City, Bukidnon, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, and the northeastern portion of Zamboanga del Sur, and the northeastern portion of Zamboanga del Norte.

Areas under TCWS no. 1 will experience strong breeze to near gale conditions.

Moderate to rough seas will prevail over the eastern seaboard of Mindanao. PAGASA has advised mariners of small seacraft not to venture out over these waters.

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