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Tropical Depression Dante to bring rains over Caraga, Davao

A tropical depression located east of Mindanao entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Sunday and was named "Dante."

PAGASA said Tropical Depression Dante entered PAR at 1 a.m.

Dante's outer rainbands are expected to cause rains which may be light, moderate or at times heavy over Caraga and Davao Region in the next 24 hours.

Flooding (isolated, scattered, flash floods) may occur and landslides induced by rain may also happen especially in areas prone to these hazards.

Areas adjacent or nearby may also have flooding despite not having rainfall due to surface runoff or swelling of river channels.

No Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal has been raised as of posting time, and PAGASA said the hoisting of TCWS "remains less likely." 

PAGASA said Dante may likely intensify and become a tropical storm by Monday afternoon.

At 4 a.m., the center or eye of Dante was located at 1,000 km east of Mindanao.

It had maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center, and gustiness of up to 55 km/h, with central pressure of 1004 hPa.

Dante is moving west northwest at 15 km/h.

It is seen to gradually accelerate northwestward on Monday afternoon and into Tuesday.

PAGASA advised the public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned to take the necessary precautions.

"Persons living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards are advised to follow evacuation and other instructions from local officials," it added.

PAGASA will release the next weather bulletin at 11 a.m. —KG, GMA News 

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