QUEZON CITY (PIA) -- Tropical Depression Crising has slightly weakened as it moves closer to Samar provinces.
At 10:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression "CRISING" was estimated based on all available data at 155 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.2N, 127.1E).
It has maximum winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph.
And is forecast to move West Northwest at 20 kph.
It's estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to occasionally heavy within the 250 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
Crising is expected to make landfall over Samar island this afternoon.
Signal No. 1 is raised over Sorsogon, Burias island, Romblon, Masbate including Ticao island, Aklan, Antique, Iloilo, Capiz, Northern Cebu, Northern Negros Occidental, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Southern Leyte.
Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Calamian group of Islands and Mindoro Provinces is expected to be included under Signal No. 1 in the next bulletin.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next weather bulletin to be issued at 2:00 pm today.
Source: Philippines Information Agency