Moderate to heavy rains still expected in MIMAROPA due to TD Rosal – PAGASA

Tropical depression Rosal, the country’s 18th cyclone in 2022, is now moving away from the Philippine landmass, but the state weather bureau said it is still expected to bring moderate to at times heavy rain showers in the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan (MIMAROPA) on Sunday, Dec. 11.

Satellite image of Tropical Depression Rosal (PAGASA)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its latest bulletin issued as of 5 a.m., said the center of Rosal was spotted 330 kilometers (km) east of Casiguran, Aurora. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph), gustiness of up to 55 kph and it is moving north-northeastward away from the country’s landmass at 20 kph.

“Until noon, moderate to sometimes heavy rains will be experienced in MIMAROPA. We advise to be and careful because of the rains that may cause flooding and landslides,” said PAGASA Weather Specialist Aldczar Aurelio in a public weather forecast.

All wind signals previously raised were lifted by the state weather bureau.

Intensification into a 'low-end' storm

Rosal is no longer expected to make landfall, but PAGASA warned that it may intensify into a “low-end tropical storm” within 36 hours.

“Increasing favorable conditions associated with the monsoon surge by late Monday, or early Tuesday, will result in a weakening trend,” said PAGASA.

By Wednesday, Dec. 14, Rosal is expected to weaken into a remnant low.