'Crising' slows down, LPA dissipates

Posted at 02/20/13 12:43 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression "Crising" has slowed down as it moved over Sulu Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

In its 11 a.m. Wednesday bulletin, PAGASA said Crising was still packing maximum winds of 45 kilometers per hour. However, the weather disturbance slowed down, now moving west northwest at 19 kph.

As of 10 a.m., the tropical depression was spotted 220 kms northwest of Zamboanga City.

Only southern Palawan and Zambaonga del Norte remain under public storm warning signal number 1.

Crising is expected to be 280 kms southwest of Puerto Princesa City by Thursday evening.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said the low pressure area earlier spotted northwest of Puerto Princesa, Palawan has dissipated.