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‘Kabayan’ weakens to tropical depression as Cebu remains under Signal No. 1

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram December 18,2023 - 11:49 AM

Cebu still under Signal No. 1 as Kabayan weakens to Tropical Depression

Photo courtesy of Pagasa

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Kabayan has weakened into a tropical depression as it brings intense rains over Mindanao and Visayas and portions of Luzon on Monday, December 18.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in its 11 a.m. severe weather bulletin issued on Monday, reported that Kabayan has made landfall over Manay town in Davao Oriental.

The weather disturbance has also weakened from a tropical storm to tropical depression, packing winds with speeds of up to 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness reaching 70 kph.

As of 11 a.m., the center of Kabayan was spotted within the vicinity of Caraga, Davao Oriental.

In addition, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) remain in effect in most parts of the Visayas and Mindanao region, including Cebu.

While the state weather agency has lifted TCWS No. 2, Storm Signal No. 1 still prevails in the following areas.

  • Luzon
    • 235 km West Southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
  • Visayas
    • Southern Leyte, Leyte, the southern portion of Samar (Basey, Santa Rita, Marabut, Talalora, Villareal, Pinabacdao), the southern portion of Eastern Samar (Maydolong, City of Borongan, Quinapondan, Guiuan, Lawaan, Balangiga, Llorente, Giporlos, Salcedo, Balangkayan, General Macarthur, Hernani, Mercedes), Cebu including Camotes Islands, Bantayan Islands, Bohol, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental and Guimaras
  • Mindanao
    • Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Bukidnon, Davao de Oro, the northern portion of Davao Oriental (Baganga, Manay, Caraga, Tarragona, Lupon, Banaybanay, Boston, Cateel), Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao City, the northern portion of Cotabato (Arakan, Carmen, Banisilan, Alamada, President Roxas, Kabacan, Matalam, Antipas, Magpet, Libungan, Pigkawayan), the northern portion of Maguindanao (Buldon, Barira, Matanog, Parang, Sultan Kudarat, Sultan Mastura), the western and central portion of Zamboanga del Norte (Siayan, Sindangan, Jose Dalman, Manukan, Pres. Manuel A. Roxas, Sergio Osmeña Sr., Katipunan, Dipolog City, Polanco, Mutia, Piñan, Dapitan City, Sibutad, La Libertad, Rizal, Siocon, Baliguian, Gutalac, Labason, Kalawit, Tampilisan, Liloy, Salug, Godod, Bacungan), the western and central portion of Zamboanga del Sur (Midsalip, Labangan, Tukuran, Aurora, Sominot, Ramon Magsaysay, Tambulig, Dumingag, Mahayag, Josefina, Molave, Vincenzo A. Sagun, Guipos, Dimataling, Dumalinao, Lakewood, Dinas, San Pablo, Tigbao, Tabina, Kumalarang, Lapuyan, Pitogo, Margosatubig, San Miguel, Bayog, Pagadian City), Zamboanga Sibugay, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur


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