Tropical Depression Seniang Intensifies Into A Storm (December 29, 2014)

Tropical depression Seniang has intensified into a storm and made landfall over Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Monday morning, December 29.

Tropical Storm Seniang December 29

In its 11 a.m. bulletin, state weather bureau PAGASA said Bagyong Seniang has maintained its strength and is now moving towards Agusan Del Norte.

As of 10 a.m., its eye was spotted 33 kilometers Northeast of Butuan City or 30 km East of Cabadbaran City, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 80 kph.

It is forecast to move West Northwest at 11 kph.

Public Storm Warning Signals

Signal No. 2 (winds of 61 - 100 kph is expected in at least 24 hours)
  1. Bohol
  2. Siquijor
  3. Southern Cebu
  4. Negros Oriental
  5. Southern part of Negros Occidental
  6. Surigao del Norte
  7. Siargao Island
  8. Agusan del Norte
  9. Misamis Oriental
  10. Camiguin
  11. Agusan del Sur
Signal No. 1 (winds of 30 - 60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours)
  1. Leyte
  2. Southern Leyte
  3. Camotes Island
  4. Rest of Cebu
  5. Rest of Negros Occidental
  6. Guimaras
  7. Northern part of Davao Oriental
  8. Davao del Norte
  9. Bukidnon
  10. Lanao del Norte
  11. Lanao del Sur
  12. Misamis Occidental
  13. Zamboanga del Norte
  14. Zamboanga del Sur
  15. Zamboanga Sibugay
  16. Compostella Valley
  17. Dinagat Province
State forecasters said the estimated rainfall amount is from 15 to 30 millimeters per hour (heavy to intense) within its 300-km diameter.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with storm warning signals especially Caraga Region as well as over the rest of Visayas and of Mindanao are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Ocean waves may reach up to 5 meters, PAGASA said, adding that 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.