Onyok maintains strength as it threatens Caraga
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Onyok maintained its strength early Friday morning, December 18, ahead of its expected landfall in the Caraga region in Mindanao in the afternoon or evening.
In a bulletin issued 5 am on Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Onyok was last spotted 405 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
It is still moving west at 17 kilometers per hour (km/h), with maximum winds of 55 km/h.
Signal #1 is raised over:
- Surigao del Sur including Siargao Island
- Surigao del Norte
- Misamis Oriental
- Misamis Occidental
- Agusan del Norte
- Agusan del Sur
- Davao Oriental
- Davao del Norte
- Davao del Sur
- Compostela Valley
- Lanao del Norte
- Lanao del Sur
- North Cotabato
- Zamboanga del Norte
- Zamboanga del Sur
- Zamboanga Sibugay
Estimated rainfall amount is moderate to heavy within the 100-kilometer diameter of the tropical depression.
PAGASA warned the rains could trigger floods and landslides, particularly in low-lying and mountainous areas of the provinces under signal #1.
Onyok is expected to weaken into a low pressure area on Saturday, December 19. – Rappler.com