Aghon makes landfall over Patnanungan Island, says Pagasa

Aghon makes landfall over Patnanungan Island, says Pagasa

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 09:36 PM May 26, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — Severe tropical storm Aghon (international name: Ewiniar) made another landfall over Patnanungan Island, Quezon, on Sunday night, the state weather bureau said.

Prior to this, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported eight landfalls in various parts of the country over the weekend.


Aghon landed first in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, at around 11:20 p.m. on Friday (May 24) and landed over Lucena City on Sunday (May 26) at 4:30 a.m.


READ: Aghon makes 8 landfalls so far, says Pagasa

According to its 8 p.m. bulletin, the state weather bureau said Aghon was last spotted in the area, traversing in a northeastward direction slowly.

The severe tropical storm was carrying maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 150 kph.

Despite its increase in strength, Pagasa reported that it lifted Signal No. 3 in some Quezon areas, but it remained hoisted in the Polillo Islands.

On the other hand, wind signals are still raised in the following areas in Luzon:

Signal No. 2

  • Aurora
  • Northern and central portions of Quezon (Alabat, Perez, Quezon, Gumaca, Lopez, Macalelon, General Luna, Unisan, Pitogo, Plaridel, Agdangan, Padre Burgos, Atimonan, General Nakar, Sampaloc, Pagbilao, Calauag, Lucban, City of Tayabas, Lucena City, Tiaong, Candelaria, Sariaya, Dolores, San Antonio, Infanta, Real, and Mauban)
  • Laguna
  • Eastern portion of Batangas (City of Tanauan, San Jose, Lipa City, Mataasnakahoy, Balete, Malvar, Santo Tomas, Cuenca, Ibaan, Padre Garcia, Rosario, San Juan, Taysan)
  • Eastern portion of Rizal (Jala-Jala, Pililla, Tanay, Cardona, Binangonan, Morong, Baras, Rodriguez, City of Antipolo, Teresa)
  • Northern portion of Camarines Norte (Santa Elena, Capalonga)

Signal No. 1

  • Eastern portion of Isabela (Divilacan, San Mariano, San Guillermo, Jones, Echague, San Agustin, Ilagan City, Benito Soliven, City of Cauayan, Maconacon, Angadanan, Naguilian, Palanan, Dinapigue)
  • Eastern portion of Quirino (Maddela, Nagtipunan, Aglipay)
  • Eastern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Alfonso Castaneda, Dupax del Sur, Dupax del Norte)
  • Eastern portion of Nueva Ecija (General Tinio, Gabaldon, Bongabon, Pantabangan, Rizal, General Mamerto Natividad, Laur, Palayan City, Peñaranda, San Leonardo, City of Gapan, Cabanatuan City, Santa Rosa, San Isidro, Cabiao, San Antonio, Jaen, Llanera)
  • Eastern portion of Pampanga (Candaba, San Luis, San Simon, Apalit, Santa Ana, Arayat, Mexico, Sasmuan, Macabebe, Masantol, Santo Tomas, Minalin, City of San Fernando, Bacolor)
  • Southeastern portion of Bataan (Pilar, Orion, Limay, Mariveles)
  • Bulacan
  • Metro Manila
  • Rest of Rizal
  • Cavite
  • Rest of Batangas
  • Rest of Quezon
  • Northeastern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Pinamalayan, Pola, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, City of Calapan, Baco, San Teodoro, Puerto Galera)
  • Marinduque
  • Rest of Camarines Norte
  • Northern portion of Camarines Sur (Siruma, Tinambac, Milaor, Cabusao, Camaligan, Pili, Sipocot, Pamplona, Ragay, San Fernando, Magarao, Minalabac, Del Gallego, Libmanan, Naga City, Calabanga, Bombon, Canaman, Pasacao, Gainza, Lupi)

Aside from the wind signals, a gale warning is also raised over the northern and eastern seaboard of Luzon and the seaboard of Bicol Region.

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The forecast further said that Aghon “will continue to move northeastward towards the Philippine Sea. The possibility of intensifying into a typhoon over the next 12 hours is not ruled out.”

“Aghon will gradually accelerate northeastward while intensifying. It is forecast to reach typhoon category by tomorrow afternoon and may exit the PAR region on Wednesday,” it added.


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