Tropical Depression Tino makes landfall in Palawan

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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Tino made landfall in Palawan late Friday afternoon, November 17, then proceeded to move toward the West Philippine Sea.

In a bulletin issued 8 pm on Friday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Tino is already 40 kilometers northwest of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, still moving west northwest at a relatively fast 28 kilometers per hour (km/h).

Tino maintained its strength as it hit land, with maximum winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 90 km/h. (READ:  EXPLAINER: How tropical cyclones form)

Signal number 1 remains raised in the province of Palawan. Residents should watch out for possible flash floods and landslides. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)

Light to moderate rain is also expected to persist in Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Bicol, and the Visayas.

PAGASA also warned that sea travel remains risky in Palawan, a tourist destination famous for its beaches. Fishermen and those with small vessels should not venture out into sea.

Tino is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning, November 18.

Forecast track of Tropical Depression Tino as of November 17, 8 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Forecast track of Tropical Depression Tino as of November 17, 8 pm.

Image courtesy of PAGASA

– Rappler.com