All cyclone warnings associated with tropical depression “Tonyo” were lifted on Nov. 8, Sunday afternoon, as the weather disturbance prepares to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) last observed Tonyo at 185 kilometers west of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro around 4 p.m.
It has slightly weakened with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 55 kph but PAGASA is not discounting a possible intensification into a tropical storm within 24 hours.
If it maintains its current track, Tonyo will be outside the PAR by Monday morning, Nov. 9.
Although the tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 has been lifted, PAGASA said light to moderate with at times heavy rains will prevail over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Aurora, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, and Palawan including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands.
The northeast monsoon or “amihan” may continue to bring strong breeze to near gale conditions over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and the northern portion of mainland Cagayan.
The “amihan” could also trigger rough to very rough seas over the seaboards of Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and the northern seaboards of Cagayan and Babuyan Islands.
Sea travel remains suspended in these areas.