Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) estimated that Tropical Depression "GORIO" has slightly accelerated and moves closer to Eastern Visayas region.

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PAGASA weather bulletin as of 5:00 am posted today, "Tropical Depression 'GORIO' was estimated based on all available data at 500 km East of Surigao City (9.5°N, 130.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 45 kph. It is forecast to move Northwest at 7 kph."

The Storm warning signal no. 1 was raised to Visayas: Northern, Western, and Eastern Samar, for Mindanao: Dinagat Island and Siargao Island.

Tropical Depression "GORIO" will enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Visayas and Mindanao region, according to PAGASA.

PAGASA alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under signal No.# 1 against possible flashfloods and landslides.

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