Tropical Depression Crising weakened into a low pressure area (LPA) on Friday morning, May 14, prompting the lifting of tropical cyclone wind signals.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 11 am bulletin on Friday that Crising became an LPA at 8 am.
It was last spotted in the vicinity of Piagapo, Lanao del Sur.
The LPA will continue moving west or west northwest toward the Sulu Sea in the next 6 to 12 hours, added PAGASA.
In the meantime, however, isolated flash floods and landslides are still possible due to rain from the LPA.
Light to moderate rain, with at times heavy rain
- Zamboanga Peninsula
- Davao Oriental
- Davao de Oro
- Davao del Norte
- Davao City
- Davao del Sur
- Lanao del Norte
- Lanao del Sur
- Misamis Occidental
Crising had made landfall in Baganga, Davao Oriental, at 8:20 pm on Thursday, May 13, shortly after it weakened from a tropical storm into a tropical depression.
It gradually lost strength, as PAGASA projected, due to Mindanao’s rugged terrain.
Crising was the Philippines’ third tropical cyclone for 2021 and the first for May.
For the next 6 months, PAGASA estimates the following number of tropical cyclones inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility:
- May – 0 or 1
- June – 1 or 2
- July – 1 to 3
- August – 2 or 3
- September – 2 or 3
- October – 2 or 3
The Philippines gets around 20 tropical cyclones each year. (READ: LIST: PAGASA’s names for tropical cyclones in 2021) – Rappler.com