The Low Pressure Area (LPA), formerly Nona, already dissipated yesterday. PAGASA continues to monitor Onyok, which remains as a Tropical Depression with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour. Moving west at 17 kilometers per hour, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Chris Perez says that if Onyok maintains speed and direction, it will possibly make landfall inr Surigao del Sur tonight, between 8:00 to 10:00 PM.
Meanwhile, according to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Buddy Javier, Onyok is expected to weaken as an LPA by Sunday and may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Monday.
As the Tropical Depression moves closer to the landmass, Public Storm Warning Signal Number 1 is up over some parts of Mindanao, where flash flood and landslides are possible in low-lying and mountainous areas.
Aside from Onyok, the Northeast Monsoon prevails, affecting the Northern Luzon. Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains are expected in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon. The rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
Gale warning is still up over the northern, eastern and western seaboards of Luzon, and over the eastern seaboard of Visayas. Sea travel is risky for fishing boats and other small seacraft. For areas under Signal Number 1, all types of sea vessels are automatically not allowed to venture into the sea.
Javier, in an interview with Panahon.TV, brought some good news. No weather disturbance or tropical cyclone is expected to enter or affect the PAR in the next 2 to 3 days. However, all are still advised to monitor updates especially now that we have only a few days to go before Christmas.
As we expect Tropical Depression (TD) Nona to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this weekend, TD Onyok crossed the PAR line yesterday afternoon. According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Buddy Javier, it is forecast to make its landfall tomorrow afternoon or in the evening in the Caraga region. And as of 4:00 AM today, Onyok was last located at 700 kms. east-northeast of Mati City, Davao Oriental, with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph. It moves westward at 15 kph.
Meanwhile, Nona remains stationary at its location of 60 kms. east of Iba, Zambales. Javier adds that it may continuously weaken into a Low Pressure Area (LPA) in the next 24 hours. Public Storm Warning Signal number 1 is still raised over Pangasinan and Zambales.
With the two (2) tropical cyclones inside our boundary, rains with gusty winds prevail in the areas with Public Storm Warning Signal Number 1. Meanwhile, moderate to occasionally heavy rains and isolated thunderstorms are expected over Cagayn Valley, Cordillera, and the rest of Central Luzon and Ilocos Region, possibly triggering flash floods and landslides. Light to moderate rains are at expected over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, Caraga and Davao Region. Fair weather conditions will be experienced in the rest of the archipelago.
Gale warning was raised in the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the western and eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon. Because of the rough to very rough sea conditions, fisher folk and those with small seacraft are advised to avoid venturing into the said seaboards.