Jun 272013
A low-pressure area east of Surigao on Thursday night intensified into a tropical depression and was locally codenamed Gorio.

PAGASA, in its 11 p.m. advisory, said Tropical Depression Gorio was estimated at 520 km east of Surigao City, with maximum winds of 45 kph near the center.

Tropical Depression Gorio was forecast to move north-northwest at 7 kph.

PAGASA said Gorio is forecast to be 420 km east of Surigao City by Friday evening.

By Saturday evening, it is expected to be 410 km northeast of Surigao City, and about 270 km east of Virac, Catanduanes by Sunday evening.

PAGASA said Gorio may bring rainfall of 5 to 15 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within its 300-km diameter.

Also, the weather service said Tropical Depression Gorio will enhance the southwest monsoon, “which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao.”

PAGASA advised the public and disaster coordinating councils concerned to take appropriate actions. — DVM, GMA News

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