Bagyong Seniang December 28, 2014 Update

News updates on Bagyong Seniang (currently a tropical depression) from state weather bureau PAGASA as of Sunday, December 28, are posted here.

Bagyong Seniang December 28 4pm Update

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Seniang has slightly intensified as it continues to move closer towards Northeastern Mindanao.

As of 4 p.m., its eye was spotted 150 kilometers East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 13 kph.

Public storm warning signal number 1 (winds of 30 - 60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours) is up in the following areas:
  1. Leyte
  2. Southern Leyte
  3. Camotes Island
  4. Cebu
  5. Bohol
  6. Negros Oriental
  7. Negros Occidental
  8. Siquijor
  9. Dinagat Province
  10. Surigao del Norte
  11. Surigao del Sur
  12. Siargao Island
  13. Agusan del Norte
  14. Agusan del Sur
  15. Compostela Valley
  16. Northern part of Davao Oriental
  17. Davao del Norte
  18. Misamis Oriental
  19. Bukidnon
  20. Lanao del Norte
  21. Misamis Occidental
  22. Zamboanga del Norte
  23. Camiguin
Impacts of the wind:
  • Twigs and branches of trees maybe broken
  • Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
  • Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
  • Some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unrooted
  • Sea travel of small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky
  • These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.
State forecasters predicted that Bagyong Seniang is expected to make landfall Monday morning in the vicinity of Tandag, Surigao del Sur. They said it will be associated with occasional rains with gusty winds and moderate to heavy rainfall (7 to 15 millimeters per hour) within the 300-km diameter of the tropical depression.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas in affected provinces over Eastern Visayas and the rest of Mindanao especially Caraga Region are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Ocean waves may reach up to 4 meters. Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboards of Luzon and the seaboard of Visayas and over the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao, PAGASA added.