According to to PAGASA’s 11 AM update, the center of TD Onyok was estimated at 280 km East Northeast of Mati City, Davao Oriental. It is currently moving west at 20 kph.
TD Onyok is expected to make landfall in eastern Mindanao later tonight, Friday (Dec18). Together with a strong Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) wind, rain is expected across Visayas and Mindanao.
Satellite image (Himawari, Japan) shows rainclouds over the southeastern parts of Luzon, eastern parts of Visayas and Mindanao.
PAGASA forecast track shows TD Onyok will make landfall in eastern Mindanao tonight.
JTWC (US) track shows a slightly more southerly track and TD Onyok dissipation tomorrow morning.
There was a slight weakening of TD Onyok overnight. Consequently, there is less forecast rain than previously expected.
At 11 am today, PAGASA raised Signal No. 1 in Surigao del Sur including Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Province, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Misamis Occidental, Davao del Sur, Northern part of Davao Occidental, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, North Cotabato, Northern part of South Cotabato, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay.
Latest recorded rainfall from GSMAP (JAXA) show light to moderate rains over eastern Visayas and Mindanao.
Rain Forecast Maps
Rain forecast maps for the next 36 hours show rain in most of Mindanao, particularly the eastern portion, and central Visayas. Rain along the northern part of Bicol is expected tomorrow. (Story/photos by: Dr. Gerry Bagtasa and Jane Delfino)
This Weather Advisory/Update is being provided by the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. (OML Center) in collaboration with Dr. Gerry Bagtasa, an Atmospheric Physicist from UP Diliman and team member of DOST Project NOAH. The Center is a not-for-profit research organization funded by the Lopez Group of Companies to provide science-based information for sound decision-making. To know more about the OML Center, visit our website at http://www.omlopezcenter.org/.