‘Egay’ tarries over Luzon Sea
Tropical storm “Egay” (international name: Linfa) has remained almost stationary over Luzon Sea, the weather bureau said early Monday.
The storm was last observed 135 kilometers southwest of Laoag City in Ilocos Norte, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
It slowed down, moving northward at 7 kilometers per hour from 9kph.
Egay packed maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 100 kph.
Public storm warning signal No. 2 remained hoisted over Batanes, Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Abra.
Pagasa warned of possible storm surge along coastal areas.
Signal No. 1 also remained to be raised over Pangasinan, Isabela, Benguet, La Union, Mt. Province and Ifugao.
Moderate to heavy rain prevails within the 400-kilometer diameter of the storm.
Fishermen and small vessels were warned to avoid the seaboards of Luzon and the Visayas.
Pagasa said the storm is expected to exit on Thursday evening.
Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon is expected to bring more rain to Metro Manila, and the Southern Luzon and Visayan regions and may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over the Visayas. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over Mindanao.
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