State weather bureau The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, or PAGASA, has raised storm signal over several areas due to tropical depression.
As of 7 a.m., the center of tropical depression Salome was located at the vicinity of Mondragon, Northern Samar.
In its 8:00 a.m. weather advisory, Thursday, PAGASA said the low pressure area (LPA) east of Carman, Northern Samar has developed into a tropical depression and was named “Salome.”
In the same weather bulletin, PAGASA declared tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 over the following areas:
- Camarines Sur
- Masbate, including Ticao and Burias Islands
- Southern Quezon
- Oriental Mindoro
- Northern Mindoro
- Northern Samar
- Eastern Samar
- Leyte, including Biliran
Residents of the said areas, as well as the rest of the Bicol region, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon and Metro Manila are “advised to get alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.”
PAGASA also issued warning for sea travel for areas under storm signal due to moderate to rough seas.
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council spokesperson Mina Marasigan announced that all trips from Batangas port going to MIMAROPA are suspended due to the tropical depression.
“Salome” packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometer per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
It is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Saturday morning.
Sources: The Philippine Star | Sun Star