Tropical Depression: Bagyong Onyok December 17, 2015 Update

News updates on Bagyong Onyok, a tropical depression, from state weather bureau PAGASA as of Thursday, December 17, 2015 are posted here.

In its latest bulletin, PAGASA said Onyok continues to move westward and still poses a threat to Caraga region.

As of 4 p.m., the tropical depression was spotted at 515 kilometers East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center.

Onyok is moving West at 15 kph.


Forecast Positions:
  • 24 hour (Tomorrow afternoon): 105 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.
  • 48 hour (Saturday afternoon): 270km West Southwest of Dipolog City.
  • 72 hour (Sunday afternoon): 955 km West of Zamboanga City or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).


Public storm warning signal number 1 (0-60 kph of winds expected in 36 hours) is up over 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 and Misamis Occidental.

State forecasters said the estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 100-km diameter of Bagyong Onyok.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with storm signal have been alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.