MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Marce made landfall in Surigao del Norte late Thursday afternoon, November 24.
In its bulletin issued 5 pm on Thursday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Marce maintained its strength as it hit land, with maximum winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.
It is moving northwest at 19 km/h.
Signal number 1 is raised in the following areas:
- Cuyo Island
- Calamian Group of Islands
- southern Oriental Mindoro
- southern Occidental Mindoro
- southern Samar
- southern Eastern Samar
- Southern Leyte
- Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands
- Negros Oriental
- Negros Occidental
- Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island
- Surigao del Sur
- Dinagat Islands
- Agusan del Norte
- Agusan del Sur
- Misamis Oriental
Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected within the 300-km diameter of the tropical depression. Floods and landslides are possible in areas under signal number 1.
Marce is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday morning, November 28.
With the tropical depression affecting the country, sea travel is risky over the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon.