Update on Bagyong Crising as of February 20, 2013

Bagyong Crising has slowed down as it traverses Sulu Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA reported on Wednesday, February 20, 2013.

At 11 a.m. today, weather experts said Tropical Depression Crising was spotted at 220 kilometers Northwest of Zamboanga City with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 19 kph.

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The areas having public storm warning signal number 1 (45-60 kph winds) are Southern Palawan and Zamboanga del Norte. PSWS elsewehere have been lowered.

The weather monitoring agency alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal number 1 against possible flashfloods and landslides. It said the estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 300-km diameter of Crising.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts have been 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.

Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) Northwest of Puerto Princesa City has dissipated.