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PAGASA lifts all wind signals as Kabayan weakens into remnant low

All Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals have been lifted as Tropical Depression Kabayan weakened into a remnant low, state weather bureau PAGASA said Monday.

In its 5 p.m. tropical cyclone bulletin, PAGASA said the former TD Kababyan was in the vicinity of Bukidnon's Impasug-ong town, moving northwestward at 25 km/h.

PAGASA said the remnant low would move generally northwestward or west-northwestward across the Philippine archipelago over the next two days.

It would continue to cross Mindanao and emerge over the Sulu Sea between this afternoon and evening, according to PAGASA.

Afterward, it said it may re-develop into a tropical depression.

Meanwhile, the weather bureau expected the following amount of rainfall from today to Tuesday afternoon in the following areas:

  • 100-200 mm: Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao de Oro, and Davao Oriental.
  • 50-100 mm: Central Visayas, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Zamboanga del Norte, Northern Mindanao, Davao City, Cotabato, Lanao del Sur, the southern portions of Samar and Eastern Samar, and the rest of Caraga, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, and Davao del Norte.

“Forecast rainfall [is] generally higher in elevated or mountainous areas,” it said.

“Under these conditions, flooding and rain-induced landslides are likely especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps and in localities that experienced considerable amounts of rainfall for the past several days,” it added.

Aside from this, PAGASA said the shear line, which coincides with the passage of Kabayan. may bring heavy rainfall over the eastern portion of Luzon.

The surge of the Northeast Monsoon may also bring gusty conditions in the next two days in coastal and upland or mountainous areas.

Gale warning

Meanwhile, PAGASA raised a gale warning over the seaboard of Northern Luzon, the eastern and central seaboards of Visayas, and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Mindanao.

“Sea travel is risky for small seacraft (including all motor bancas of any type or tonnage). Mariners of these vessels are advised to remain in port or seek safe harbor,” it said.

The bureau said moderate to rough seas are also likely over the western seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon, the western and northern seaboards of Mindanao, and the remaining seaboard of Visayas.

“Mariners of motor bancas and similarly sized vessels are advised to take precautionary measures while venturing out to sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions, especially if inexperienced or operating ill-equipped vessels,” it said. — DVM, GMA Integrated News