MANILA - Fewer areas remain under Storm 1 on Sunday afternoon as the tropical depression in Tonya heads west into the Philippine Sea and a beer storm was seen east of Mindanao, the State Meteorological Office reported.
The country's 20th storm this year hit Batangas, Marinduk and Masbath between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
It was 105 kilometers west of Calapan city in eastern Mindanao at 13:00, moving west at 30 kilometers per hour, with a maximum wind speed of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of 60 kilometers per hour, according to the PAGASA weather bulletin published at 14:00.
There is no warning sign of a tropical cyclone. 1 remains suspended over nearby areas where winds of 30-60 km/h can tear off the roofs of nip and jagged huts, damaging rice and banana plantations:
- The northwestern part of West Mindor (Abra de Ilog, Paluan, Mamburao, Santa Cruz), including Lubang Island
Tonyao is expected to surge in the next 24 hours in a tropical storm and leave the Philippines' area of responsibility on Monday morning.
On Sunday, it will bring light to moderate rains with occasional heavy showers over the Ilokos region, the Cordillera administrative region, the Kagai Valley, Aurora, Mindoroi and Palawan provinces, including the Kalaman and Kalai islands.
The low-pressure area, located 920 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, could become the Ulysses tropical depression in the next 48 hours, reports PAGASA.
DOST PAGASA HIMAWARI-8 RI1 NOVEMBER 8,2020
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