Philippine weather expert said that the center of Tropical Depression Ofel is located at 460 km East of Surigao City. Ofel is continuously moving Westward at 13 kph, threatening to the Northern Mindanao-Eastern Visayas Area.

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PAGASA weather bulletin as of 5:00 a.m., "the center of Tropical Depression "OFEL" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 460 km East of Surigao City (9.4°N, 130.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move West at 13 kph. "

PAGASA forescaster Bernie de Leon said, "Tropical Depression Ofel has a high chance of making landfall over the Eastern Visayas or Northern Mindanao and may stay in the Philippine Area of Responsibility until Friday or Saturday."

Meanwhile, PAGASA raised signal no. 1 to the following areas in Visayas and Mindanao; Leyte, Southern Leyte, Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Surigao Del Norte, Dinagat Island, Surigao Del Sur, Agusan Provinces, Camiguin Island.

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