UPDATED: ‘Domeng’ moves closer to Davao City

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/7 April) — Tropical Storm Domeng, the fourth storm to enter the country this year, has maintained its strength and continued to move west northwest, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

As of 10:00 a.m. Monday, Domeng (international name: Peipah) was spotted 7700 kilometers east of Davao City, and moving at 15 kph with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 80 kph, Pagasa said.

The storm is forecast to be 480 km east of Davao City by Tuesday morning, and 290 km east northeast by Wednesday morning.

By Thursday morning, Domeng will be in the vicinity of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, the state weather bureau said in its 11:00 a.m bulletin Monday.

The state weather bureau said Domeng will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms across Mindanao, Eastern Visayas and Cagayan Valley.

Estimated rainfall amount is 5-15 mm per hour (moderate-heavy) within Domeng’s 400-km diameter. (MindaNews)