Bagyong Crising Update (February 19, 2013)

Bagyong Crising has maintained its strength and is now over Moro Gulf, state weather bureau PAGASA reported on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

At 11 p.m. today, weather experts said Tropical Depression Crising was spotted at 50 kilometers Southwest of Zamboanga City with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 24 kph.

Earlier PAGASA said there’s a slim chance that Bagyong Crising will strengthen further.

bagyong crising

Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds)
  • Southern Palawan
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Maguindanao
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Basilan
  • Sulu
  • Tawi-Tawi
PAGASA alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal number 1 against possible flashfloods and landslides.

The weather bureau said estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 300-km diameter of TD Crising.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Northern, Eastern and Southern seaboards of Luzon, the Central and Eastern seaboards of Visayas and Eastern seaboard of Mindanao, PAGASA added.