More areas in Eastern Visayas now under Signal No. 2 due to Agaton

More areas in Eastern Visayas now under Signal No. 2 due to Agaton

Tropical Storm "Agaton" has maintained its strength as it hovers over Eastern Visayas on Sunday afternoon. Photo: PAGASA

TACLOBAN CITY – Tropical Storm "Agaton," with the international name "Megi," has maintained its strength as it remains almost stationary over Eastern Visayas, according to the weather bureau PAGASA on Sunday afternoon.

The center of Tropical Storm AGATON was estimated based on all available data, including those from Guiuan Doppler Weather Radar over the coastal waters of Lawaan, Eastern Samar, and continues to move slowly westward. 

TS Agaton has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 105 kilometers per hour.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 5 p.m. bulletin that Signals No. 1 and 2 are in effect in areas located in Eastern Visayas.

Signal No. 2 is raised over the following areas:

Visayas: The central and southern portions of Eastern Samar (Dolores, Maslog, Can-Avid, Taft, Sulat, San Julian, Borongan City, Maydolong, Balangkayan, Llorente, General Macarthur, Hernani, Balangiga, Lawaan, Quinapondan, Giporlos, Salcedo, Mercedes, Guiuan), the central and southern portions of Samar (San Jose de Buan, San Jorge, Tarangnan, Catbalogan City, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, Hinabangan, Calbiga, Pinabacdao, Villareal, Daram, Zumarraga, Talalora, Santa Rita, Basey, Marabut, San Sebastian), Biliran, and the northern and eastern portions of Leyte (Leyte, Capoocan, Carigara, Barugo, San Miguel, Babatngon, Tacloban City, Alangalang, Tunga, Jaro, Kananga, Ormoc City, Santa Fe, Palo, Pastrana, Dagami, Tanauan, Tabontabon, Tolosa, Dulag, Mayorga, Macarthur, Abuyog, Mahaplag, Javier, La Paz, Julita, Burauen).

Meanwhile, Signal No. 1 is raised in the following areas:

Luzon: The southern portion of Masbate (Dimasalang, Palanas, Cataingan, Pio V. Corpuz, Esperanza, Placer, Cawayan).

Visayas: The rest of Eastern Samar, the rest of Samar, Northern Samar, the rest of Leyte, Southern Leyte, the northeastern portion of Cebu (Daanbantayan, Medellin, Bantayan Islands, Bogo City, San Remigio, Tabogon, Borbon, Tabuelan, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Danao City, Compostela, Liloan) including Camotes Island, and the eastern portion of Bohol (Buenavista, Danao, Dagohoy, Pilar, Guindulman, Candijay, Mabini, Alicia, Ubay, San Miguel, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia, Trinidad, Bien Unido, Talibon, Jetafe).

Rains will continue to fall in the Masbate, Sorsogon, Eastern Visayas, Cebu, Bohol, and Dinagat Islands today, ranging from moderate to heavy at times. Albay, Catanduanes, Romblon, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Northern Mindanao, and the rest of Visayas will experience light to moderate rains, with heavy rains at times.

PAGASA added in its bulletin that TS Agaton is expected to move erratically or remain almost stationary over the eastern portion of Leyte and the southern portion of Samar Island and its coastal waters today through early Tuesday due to a weak steering environment.

TROPICAL CYCLONE BULLETIN NO. 13 Tropical Storm “#AgatonPH” (MEGI) Issued at 5:00 PM, 10 April 2022 Valid for broadcast...

Posted by Dost_pagasa on Sunday, April 10, 2022

As the tropical storm interacts with the incoming tropical cyclone with the international name "MALAKAS" on Tuesday afternoon or evening, a gradually accelerating turn east southeastward or eastward is expected.

It is expected to remain a tropical storm for the majority of the forecast period, though the possibility of downgrading to a tropical depression is not ruled out due to the potential impact of land interaction on the tropical storm.

As "MALAKAS" begins to assimilate its circulation, the tropical storm is expected to degenerate into a remnant low by late Wednesday or early Thursday, PAGASA said. —Tacloban News Update (Source: PAGASA)


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