Pagasa lifts Cebu storm warning, sea trips to resume
Sea travel can now resume in Cebu after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) based on Mactan Island, Cebu lifted the storm warning signal.
Although Cebu was no longer placed under Storm Signal Number 1 due to tropical storm “Marce,” the province would still experience isolated rainshowers the rest of Friday, said Jomar Eclarino, Pagasa weather specialist.
“On Saturday and next week will be sunny to partly cloudy,” Eclarino told Cebu Daily News.
After the storm warning signal was lifted about 11 a.m. on Friday, the Philippine Coast Guards (PCG) in Central Visayas allowed sea travels to areas where storm signals were lifted except for vessels bound to Negros Occidental, Iloilo and Masbate.
As of 11 a.m. , Romblon, Calamian Group of Islands, Southern Occidental Mindoro, Southern Oriental Mindoro, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan and Northern Antique are placed under Storm Signal Number 2.
Areas under Storm Signal Number 1 are Northern Palawan including Cuyo Island, Rest of Oriental Mindoro, Rest of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island and Masbate including Burias , Ticao Island, Negros Occidental, Rest of Antique and Guimaras.
Tropical storm Marce maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gustiness of 110 kilometers per hour.
Tropical storm Marce is now at 90 kilometers west southwest of Roxas City.
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