By J. Jala | 05:20 PM December 18, 2020
Tropical Depression Vicky maintained its strength while moving closer to Davao Oriental, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported Friday afternoon.
In its 2 p.m. bulletin, the weather state bureau said Vicky is expected to make a landfall in the vicinity of Baganga-Caraga area in Davao Oriental between 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
After crossing Mindanao, the tropical depression is likely to emerge over the Bohol Sea early Saturday morning, pass close Siquijor, and pass close or make another landfall over the southern portion of Negros Island.
By Saturday morning or afternoon, Vicky is likely to emerge over the Sulu Sea, according to Pagasa.
Vicky will remain a tropical depression while crossing the Philippine archipelago, Pagasa added.
As of 1 p.m., Vicky was last spotted 95 kilometers east northeast of Davao City. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It is moving west-northwestward at 15 kph.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 1 has been hoisted in the following areas where 30-60 kph winds may prevail within the next 36 hours:
Northern and central portion of Palawan (Puerto Princesa City, Roxas, San Vicente, Dumaran, Araceli, Taytay, El Nido) including Calamian, Cuyo, and Cagayancillo Islands
Southern portion of Leyte (Baybay City, Javier, Abuyog, Mahaplag, Inopacan, Hindang, Hilongos, Bato, Matalom, Palompon, Merida, Isabel)
Central and southern portions of Cebu (Borbon, Tabuelan, Tuburan, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Asturias, Danao City, Compostela, Liloan, Consolacion, Mandaue City, Lapu-Lapu City, Cordoba, Balamban, Cebu City, Talisay City, Toledo City, Minglanilla, Naga City, Pinamungahan, San Fernando, Aloguinsan, Carcar, Barili, Sibonga, Dumanjug, Ronda, Alcantara, Moalboal, Argao, Dalaguete, Badian, Alegria, Alcoy, Boljoon, Oslob, Malabuyoc, Ginatilan, Samboan, Santander)
Central and southern portions of Iloilo (Ajuy, Barotac Viejo, San Enrique, San Rafael, Passi City, Bingawan, Calinog, Lambunao, Janiuay, Banate, Anilao, Dingle, Duenas, Badiangan, Barotac Nuevo, Zarraga, Pototan, Dumangas, Mina, New Lucena, Santa Barbara, Leganes, Iloilo City, Pavia, Cabatuan, Maasin, Alimodian, San Miguel, Leon, Oton, Tigbauan, Tubungan, Guimbal, Igbaras, Miagao, San Joaquin)
Southern portion of Antique (Valderrama, San Remigio, Sibalom, Hamtic, Tobias Fornier, Anini-Y, Bugasong, Laua-An, Patnongon, San Jose, Belison)
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Davao del Norte
Davao de Oro
Northern portion of Davao del Sur (Santa Cruz, Digos City, Bansalan, Magsaysay, Matanao, Hagonoy)
Lanao del Norte
Lanao del Sur
Zamboanga del Sur
Northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Baliguian, Gutalac, Kalawit, Labason, Tampilisan, Liloy, Salug, Bacungan, Godod, Sindangan, Siayan, Jose Dalman, Manukan, Sergio Osmena Sr., Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Katipunan, Dipolog City, Polanco, Pinan, Mutia, La Libertad, Dapitan City, Sibutad, Rizal)