By J. Jala | 11:01 AM June 01, 2021

Light rainshowers in Tagbilaran City on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Some areas in Bohol were placed under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Storm Dante (Choi-wan) on Tuesday morning, June 1.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 8 a. m. bulletin on Tuesday that the following are under Signal No. 1:

Bien Unido
Pres. Carlos P. Garcia

As of Tuesday morning, Dante was located 270 kilometers east of Maasin City.

The tropical storm continues to move northwest over the Philippine Sea at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h).

Dante also maintained its strength, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h and gustiness of up to 90 km/h.


(Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours)

Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, the rest of Albay, the rest of Masbate including Burias Island, the eastern portion of Romblon (San Fernando, Cajidiocan, Magdiwang, Romblon), and the eastern portion of Quezon (Catanauan, Mulanay, San Francisco, San Narciso, San Andres, Buenavista, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Calauag, Lopez, General Luna, Macalelon, Quezon, Alabat, Gumaca, Perez) including Polillo Islands

The northeastern portion of Capiz (Panay, Pontevedra, President Roxas, Roxas City, Pilar), the northeastern portion of Iloilo (Sara, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Carles, Balasan), the northern portion of Cebu (Tuburan, Danao City, Carmen, Catmon, Sogod, Tabuelan, Tabogon, San Remigio, Borbon, City of Bogo, Medellin, Daanbantayan, Compostela, Liloan) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, the northeastern portion of Bohol (Talibon, Bien Unido, Ubay, Mabini, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia), the rest of Leyte, and the rest of Southern Leyte

Agusan del Norte, the northern portion of Agusan del Sur (Sibagat, City of Bayugan, Prosperidad, San Francisco), Surigao del Sur (Barobo, Lianga, San Agustin, Marihatag, Cagwait, Bayabas, Tago, City of Tandag, Cortes, San Miguel, Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Lanuza, Carmen, Hinatuan, Tagbina), and the rest of Surigao del Norte

Dante is forecast to bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands, and moderate to heavy rains over the rest of Eastern Visayas, the northern portion of Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Sorsogon, and Masbate. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are also likely over Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao Region, and SOCCSKSARGEN, and the rest of Central Visayas.

Under these conditions and considering antecedent rainfall, scattered flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are highly likely, especially in areas with high or very high susceptibility to these hazards as identified in hazard maps. Adjacent or nearby areas may also experience flooding in the absence of such rainfall occurrence due to surface runoff or swelling of river channels.

The tropical storm will bring strong winds to gale-force winds over the areas where Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #2 is hoisted. Such conditions may bring generally light to moderate damage to structures and vegetation.

Strong winds (strong breeze to near gale) which may cause generally very light damage to structures and vegetation will be experienced in areas where TCWS #1 is in effect.

It may eventually exit PAR on Saturday, June 5.

By Bohol Island News

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