News updates on Bagyong Seniang (currently a tropical depression) from state weather bureau PAGASA as of Sunday, December 28, are posted here.
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:
- Southern Leyte
- Camotes Island
- Negros Oriental
- Negros Occidental
- Dinagat Province
- Surigao del Norte
- Surigao del Sur
- Siargao Island
- Agusan del Norte
- Agusan del Sur
- Compostela Valley
- Northern part of Davao Oriental
- Davao del Norte
- Misamis Oriental
- Lanao del Norte
- Misamis Occidental
- Zamboanga del Norte
- 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.
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.