Tropical storm “Crising” has made landfall over Baganga, Davao Oriental on Thursday night, May 13, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
In a tweet, PAGASA said the tropical storm made landfall at around 8:20 p.m.
According to the latest severe weather bulletin, Crising packed a maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph, while moving westward at 25 kph.
Moderate to heavy rains may prevail over Caraga, Davao Region, Northern Mindanao, Soccsksargen, and Bangsamoro between Thursday and Friday afternoon, May 14.
Then, it will move generally west-northwestward and may weaken into tropical depression as it traverses the rugged landmass of Mindanao, before emerging over the Sulu Sea on Saturday morning, May 15.
PAGASA said the weather disturbance would weaken into a remnant low on Saturday night or Sunday morning, May 16, after it passing over Palawan.
Tropical cyclone wind signal number 2 has been raised over the southern portion of Surigao del Sur (Tagbina, Hinatuan, City of Bislig, Lingig, Barobo), southern portion of Agusan del Sur (Loreto, La Paz, Rosario, Bunawan, Veruela, Santa Josefa, Trento, San Francisco, Talacogon), northern portion of Davao Oriental (Baganga, Caraga, Manay, Tarragona, Lupon, Banaybanay), Davao de Oro, and the northern portion of Davao del Norte (Kapalong, San Isidro, Asuncion, New Corella, Talaingod).
Areas under signal number 1 are the following: Visayas The southeastern portion of Negros Oriental (Dumaguete City, Valencia, Sibulan, Santa Catalina, Siaton, Zamboanguita, Dauin, Bacong) and Siquijor Mindanao Surigao del Norte including Bucas Grande and Siargao Islands, the rest of Surigao del Sur, the rest of Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, the rest of Davao Oriental, the rest of Davao del Norte, Davao City, Bukidnon, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental,the northern portion of Cotabato (Magpet, Arakan, Antipas, President Roxas, Matalam, City of Kidapawan, Kabacan, Carmen, Banisilan, Alamada), the northern portion of Maguindanao (Buldon, Barira, Matanog), the northeastern portion of Zamboanga del Sur (Midsalip, Sominot, Dumingag, Molave, Mahayag, Josefina, Tambulig, Ramon Magsaysay, Aurora, Tukuran, Labangan), and the northeastern portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Sergio Osmeña Sr., Katipunan, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Jose Dalman, Manukan, Dipolog City, Polanco, Piñan, Mutia, Dapitan City, Sibutad, Rizal, La Libertad).
The state weather bureau said Crising would bring gale-force winds in localities under signal number 2, while strong breeze to near gale conditions may affect localities under signal number 1, especially in the coastal and mountainous areas.
In the next 24 hours, under the influence of Tropical Storm “CRISING”, moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the eastern seaboard of Mindanao.
Mariners of small sea crafts were advised not to venture out over these waters. Likewise, inexperienced mariners of these vessels should also avoid navigating in these conditions.
In its forecast track, Crising will likely be 50 km East of Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.
It will then move west-northwestward and reach the vicinity of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan by Saturday afternoon.
By Sunday afternoon, the weather disturbance will likely be outside the Philippine area of responsibility already at around 40 km south southeast of Kalayaan Islands, Palawan.