Signal No. 1 up over provinces affected by ‘Egay’–Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines – Storm Signal No. 1 over has been raised over Catanduanes and Northern and Eastern Samar due to Tropical Depression “Egay,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its latest bulletin.
As of 5 p.m., Pagasa said Egay maintained its strength, which an hour earlier had maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour. It was also spotted at 250 kilometers east of Guian City, Eastern Samar and was moving northwest at 13 kilometers per hour, Pagasa said.
Pagasa warned those living in low-lying and mountainous areas in these provinces about possible flash floods and landslides.
Pagasa said Egay would enhance the southwest monsoon and bring rains over the western sections of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Pagasa said that by Saturday afternoon, Egay is expected to be 250 km southeast of Virac, Catanduanes and 200 km north northeast of Virac, Catanduanes by Sunday afternoon.
By Monday afternoon, Egay is forecast to be 180 km northeast of Tuguegarao, Cagayan in Northern Luzon.
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