'Onyok' moves west toward northern Mindanao
(Philstar.com) - December 17, 2015 - 2:30am

MANILA, Philippines  — Tropical Depression Onyok continued to track westward on Thursday afternoon, threatening Caraga region in northeastern portion of Mindanao.

In its 5 p.m. advisory, state weather bureau PAGASA said the cyclone, spotted 515 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur at 4 p.m., sustains maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and moves at a speed of 15 kilometers.

It is forecast to be 105 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur by Friday afternoon and move toward 270 kilometers southwest of Dipolog City by Saturday afternoon.

Forecast track for Tropical Depression Onyok as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. PAGASA

A public storm warning signal is hoisted over the following areas:

Signal No. 1 (30 to 60 kph winds expected in 36 hours)

  • 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
  • Misamis Occidental

PAGASA said "Onyok" may cause flashfloods and landslides with moderate to heavy rainfall within its 100-kilometer diameter.

AGUSAN COMPOSTELA VALLEY DAVAO ORIENTAL DEL DINAGAT PROVINCE DIPOLOG CITY HINATUAN NORTE QUOT SURIGAO TROPICAL DEPRESSION ONYOK
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