Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warns experience of strong winds and heavy rainfall brought by Tropical Depression “VICKY” as it moves closer towards Davao Oriental-Surigao del Sur area according to their recent update at 11:00 am, December 18.
The Effects of “Bagyong VICKY” and the Tail-End of a Frontal System (Shear Line) is expected to be experienced starting today, December 18, by Caraga, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Camiguin, Southern Leyte, Leyte, and Bohol with moderate to heavy with at times intense rainfall while Bicol Region, the Southern part of Quezon, Lanao del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte, and the rest of Visayas, Davao Region, and Northern Mindanao is light to moderate with at times heavy rains.
PAGASA warns that tomorrow, the Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Quezon, and the northern portion part of Palawan, including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, should prepare for a moderate to heavy with at times intense rains.
Mainland Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Camiguin, Dinagat Islands and the rest of CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Visayas should expect light to moderate with at times heavy rains.
PAGASA forewarns flooding (including flashfloods) and rain-induced landslides in areas classified to be immensely vulnerable to these hazards.
This tropical cyclone is said to have the strength maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour and is moving west northwestward at 10km/h.
The forecast position on Sunday morning, December 20, is 220 km northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. And 125 km Southwest of Kalayaan Palawan on Monday morning, December 21.
PAGASA states that “VICKY” will remain a tropical depression while moving across the Philippine archipelago.