MANILA (2nd UPDATE)—A low-pressure area over the Philippine sea east of Davao City has developed into Tropical Depression Crising early Thursday, the state weather bureau.
The country's third storm this year is forecast to bring moderate to heavy rains over Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, and Davao del Norte between Thursday and Friday morning, PAGASA said.
It is expected to hit land over the Surigao del Sur-Davao Oriental area between Thursday night and early Friday, said PAGASA weather forecaster Ariel Rojas.
The storm might weaken into a low pressure area after it emerges over the Sulu Sea early Saturday prior to leaving the Philippine area of responsibility on Sunday, Rojas added.
Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1, which may slightly damage houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities, was raised in the following areas:
- Surigao del Sur
- Agusan del Sur
- Davao Oriental
- Davao de Oro
- Davao del Norte
- Davao City
Crising was last estimated 405 kilometers east of Davao City at 7 a.m., moving west at 10 km per hour while packing maximum winds of 45 kph near the center with gusts of up to 55 kph, PAGASA said in its 8 a.m. advisory.
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