The Low Pressure Area east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “MARCE”. Several areas in Visayas and Mindanao including Misamis Oriental have been placed under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1.
Based on PAG-ASA’s latest Severe Weather Bulletin, at 4:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Depression “MARCE” was estimated based on all available data at 420 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.9°N, 130.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 17 kph.