(Position and Tracking of Tropical Depression Vicky/ Pagasa Facebook)

The Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 over the northern and central parts of Palawan has been removed, except Signal No. 1 over Kalayaan Islands, after Tropical Depression “Vicky” left the Philippine area of responsibility.

The weather disturbance left after making another landfall and battering central and northern Palawan with heavy rains last night, weather forecasters said.

“Vicky” will intensify into a tropical storm by tomorrow, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Pagasa however said that at 10 a.m. on Sunday, a low pressure area was estimated to be 140 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes, though unlikely to develop into a depression in the next 24h hours.

Light rainfall was still expected over most parts of eastern Luzon due to the Amihan, as well as flooding or landslides due to rainfall over the last few days. 

The weather in Metro Manila as well as central, southern Luzon and northern Palawan was expected to improve, weather forecasters said.

Weather in the Visayas and Mindanao was expected to be hot and humid with the chance of isolated rainfall, Pagasa said.

A gale warning was issued in the waters of northern, eastern and western Luzon and the western coast of Palawan. 

Sailing and sea travel was still risky especially for small sea vessels, due to heavy winds and rainfall, authorities said. Harvey Custodio