Rain from Tropical Depression Chedeng to begin on March 18

Rain from Tropical Depression Chedeng to begin on March 18

Tropical Depression ‘Chedeng’ is likely to commence on rain and squally winds to parts of Mindanao, mostly on the Davao Region by Monday.

In a bulletin issued 5 am on March 18, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated Chedeng is now 650 kilometers east of Davao City. The phenomenon moving west at a slightly slower 15 kilometers per hour (km/h) from the previous 20 km/h.

Chedeng lingers to have maximum winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 60 km/h.

PAGASA cautioned of moderate to heavy rain will hit Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, and Agusan del Sur on Monday. Similar conditions will prevail in most parts of Mindanao on the following day, March 19.

Chedeng amy also make landfall in the eastern coast of Davao Oriental on Tuesday morning. Residents of Mindanao were locally warned for possible flash floods and landslides among the affected areas.

Seeing Chedeng’s trough or extension, Eastern Visayas and Central Visayas were likely to have scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.

PAGASA also gave warning to those with small ships and sea vessels not to set sail in the eastern seaboards of the Visayas and Mindanao, as well as in areas under Signal No. 1.

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