Tropical Depression Onyok maintains strength
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Onyok maintained its strength as of Thursday morning, December 17, said state weather bureau PAGASA in a bulletin issued 5 am.
Onyok continues to have maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center.
PAGASA said the tropical depression was last spotted 700 kilometers east northeast of Mati City, Davao Oriental, moving west at a slower 15 km/h.
There are no areas under storm warning signals due to Onyok so far, because it is still too far from land.
Earlier, PAGASA also said it expects Onyok to make landfall over the Caraga region in Mindanao on Friday, December 18.
Its latest forecast track shows the tropical depression leaving the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday, December 21.
Aside from Onyok, the Philippines is also dealing with Tropical Depression Nona, which was a typhoon at its strongest. – Rappler.com