MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression Quinta slowed down as it approached Palawan and storm signal No. 1 was lifted over all but 4 areas on Thursday, December 27.
In its 6 am bulletin, weather bureau PAGASA said that as of 4 am Quinta (international codename: Wukong) was 60 km Southwest of Coron, Palawan (11.7°N, 119.9°E) packing maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h.
The tropical depression is moving West at 17 km/h and by Friday morning will be 410 km West-Southwest of Coron and almost out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
Public storm signal warning No. 1 (45-60 km/h winds in the next 36 hours) is still hoisted over:
- Occidental Mindoro
- Northern Palawan
- Calamian Group of Islands
- Cuyo Island
The estimated rainfall amount within the 350 km diameter of the tropical depression is 5-15 mm/h (moderate-heavy).
PAGASA advised residents living in low-lying and mountainous areas under storm signal No. 1 against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Fishing boats and other small vessels should not venture out into the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.
Quinta made landfall on Monday night in Leyte and has so far caused the death of 3 people after a tree fell on their hut in Eastern Samar. – Rappler.com