Pagasa: ‘Egay’ to bring rains, not expected to make landfall
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Egay is not expected to make landfall in any part of the country but will enhance the southwest monsoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Sunday.
“Egay” was spotted early Sunday morning 810 kilometers east of Daet, Camarines Norte.
As of 3 a.m., Egay has a maximum sustained wind speed of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness up to 65 kph.
It was moving west northwest at15 kph.
Egay is forecast to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Tuesday, Pagasa said.
Aside from “Egay”, Pagasa is also monitoring a shallow low pressure area 590 kilometers west of Laoag, Ilocos Norte.
The weather bureau, however, said that it is not expected to develop into a tropical depression.
Both “Egay” and the shallow low pressure area will enhance the southwest monsoon, triggering rains in parts of the country.
Monsoon rains are expected in Metro Manila, the Ilocos and Southern Tagalog regions, and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan.
Residents in affected areas should watch out for possible flash floods and landslides.
Visayas and the rest of Luzon, meanwhile, will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms still due to the southwest monsoon.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers are expected to prevail in Mindanao.
Coastal waters in Luzon and Visayas will be moderate to rough. (Editor: Gilbert S. Gaviola)
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