‘Agaton’ lies still above Eastern Samar; 8 areas still under Signal No. 1
MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression “Agaton” remained “almost stationary” above Eastern Samar, said the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) on Tuesday.
Based on Pagasa’s 5 p.m. storm advisory, as of 4:00 p.m, the eye of “Agaton” is still located in the vicinity of Llorente, Eastern Samar.
It continues to carry maximum sustained winds of 45 km per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 75 kph, while retaining a movement that was “almost stationary,” according to Pagasa.
Pagasa then reiterated its warning of moderate with at times intense rains over Eastern Visayas, Sorsogon, Masbate, the northern and central portions of Cebu, including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo, Antique, Guimaras and the northern and central portions of Negros Provinces.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are then warned over Mimaropa, Dinagat Islands, Zamboanga del Norte, Quezon, rest of Bicol Region, and Visayas.
Signal No. 1 (39 to 61 kph strong winds prevailing or expected in the next 36 hours) is hoisted in these areas:
- Eastern Samar
- Northern Samar
- Southern Leyte
- Camotes Islands
- Dinagat Islands
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