Pagasa: Flooding may occur in Western Visayas areas due to Egay, 'habagat' | Inquirer News

Pagasa: Flooding may occur in Western Visayas areas due to Egay, ‘habagat’

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 06:09 PM July 25, 2023

Flooding likely to occur in low-lying areas of Western Visayas amid ‘orange,’ ‘yellow’ rainfall alert

(Photo courtesy of Pagasa)

MANILA, Philippines — Flooding would likely hit low-lying areas of Western Visayas due to the combined effects of southwest monsoon or “habagat” and Super Typhoon Egay (international name: Doksuri), which continues to move northwestward over the Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said on Tuesday.

In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) placed low-lying areas in Western Visayas under the “orange” and “yellow” warnings, expecting rainfall amounts ranging from 15 millimeters (mm) to 30 mm and 7.5 mm to 15 mm, respectively.


READ: Pagasa: Egay now a super typhoon

An orange warning was raised in Antique, particularly Caluya, while a yellow warning was hoisted in Guimaras (Sibunag, San Lorenzo, Nueva Valencia, Jordan, Buenavista); Aklan (Buruangan); Antique (Libertad, Pandan, Sebaste, Culasi, Tibiao, Barbaza, Laua-An, Bugasong, Valderrama, San Remigio, Patnongon, Belison, San Jose, Sibalom, Hamtic, Tobias Fornier, Anini-Y); Iloilo (San Joaquin, Miagao, Guimbal, Tigbauan, Oton, Iloilo City, Leganes, Zarraga, Dumangas); and Negros Occidental (Cauayan, Sipalay City, Candoni, Ilog, Hinoba-An, Kabankalan City).

Meanwhile, Pagasa said that Egay continues to threaten provinces in Northern Luzon as it maintains strength. The super typhoon was last monitored 190 kilometers (km) East of Aparri, Cagayan moving 20 kilometers per hour (kph).

The state meteorologists said Egay was packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kph and gustiness of up to 230 kph.

Due to its effects, Camiguin, one of the five big islands of Babuyan, remains under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 5, while TCWS No. 4 stays over the northeastern part of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana and Gonzaga), and the rest of Babuyan Islands – Babuyan Island, Calayan Island, Fuga Island, and Dalupiri Island.

Other provinces under wind signals were as follows:


TCWS No. 3

  • The northeastern portion of Isabela (Divilacan, Maconacon, Palanan, Santa Maria, San Pablo, Santo Tomas, Cabagan, Tumauini)
  • The rest of Cagayan, Apayao, the eastern portion of Ilocos Norte (Vintar, Adams, Pagudpud, Dumalneg, Nueva Era, Carasi, Bangui, Piddig, Solsona)
  • The northeastern portion of Kalinga (Rizal, Pinukpuk)
  • Batanes

TCWS No. 2

  • The rest of Isabela, northern and central portions of Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, Dinalungan, Dipaculao)
  • Quirino
  • The rest of Kalinga
  • The northeastern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Kasibu, Quezon, Diadi, Bagabag, Ambaguio, Villaverde, Solano, Bayombong)
  • The rest of Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Abra
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Northern portion of Benguet (Bakun, Mankayan, Buguias, Kabayan, Kibungan, Atok)
  • The northern portion of La Union (Bangar, Sudipen, Luna, Balaoan, Santol)

TCWS No. 1

  • Metro Manila
  • Quezon, including Pollilo Islands
  • The rest of Aurora
  • The rest of Nueva Vizcaya
  • The rest of Benguet
  • The rest of La Union
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Pangasinan
  • Tarlac
  • Zambales
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Bataan
  • Marinduque
  • Cavite
  • Rizal
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Catanduanes


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