Track of Tropical Depression Amang as of 8 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019
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Signal 1 still up in 13 areas as ‘Amang’ nears Caraga
(Philstar.com) - January 20, 2019 - 10:43am

MANILA, Philippines (Update 1 1:04 p.m.) — The state weather bureau on Sunday said Tropical Depression Amang slightly accelerated as it moves toward Caraga.

At 10 a.m., "Amang" was estimated at 165 kilometers east-northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or 280 km east-southeast of Surigao City, Surigao, PAGASA said in its 11 a.m. severe weather bulletin.

"Amang" packs maximum sustained winds of 45 km per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It is expected to move west-northwest at 30 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal 1 is still raised over the following 13 areas:

  • Eastern Samar

  • Samar

  • Biliran

  • Leyte

  • Southern Leyte

  • Eastern Bohol

  • Northern Cebu

  • Agusan del Sur

  • Agusan del Norte

  • Surigao del Sur

  • Surigao del Norte

  • Dinagat Islands

  • Camiguin

PAGASA advised fisherfolk and those with small seacraft not to venture out over the seaboards areas under Signal No. 1 as well as the northern seaboard of northern Luzon, and eastern seaboards of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao due to the approaching tropical depression and the surge of the northeast monsoon.

The state weather agency also reiterated that "Amang" is still expected to make landfall over Surigao del Norte mainland-Siargao Islands between Sunday afternoon and evening.

PAGASA also said moderate to heavy rains would prevail over Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Bicol, southern Quezon, Marinduque and Romblon on Sunday. These rains would continue over the Visayas, Bicol, southern Quezon, Marinduque and Romblon on Monday.

Meanwhile, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Masbate, Eastern Visayas, and Central Visayas will experience moderate to heavy rains on Tuesday.

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LATEST UPDATE: January 22, 2019 - 7:59am

PAGASA says Tropical Depression Amang is heading towards Surigao del Norte where it is expected to make landfall between this afternoon and evening.

"Amang," the first tropical cyclone inside the Philippine area of responsibility in 2019, was located at 360 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur as of 7 a.m. today. It moves at a west-northwest direction at 25 kph.

The state weather bureau says in its 8 a.m. severe weather bulletin that moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Bicol Region, Southern Quezon, Marinduque and Romblon today.

"Amang" packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.

Signal No. 1 is hoisted over Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Eastern Bohol and Northern Cebu, Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands and Camiguin.

PAGASA announced that "Amang" developed into a tropical depression from being a low pressure area in its first severe weather bulletin on the cyclone at 11 p.m. on Saturday.

January 22, 2019 - 7:59am

"Amang" has weakened into a low pressure area, PAGASA says late Monday as it lifts all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals.

It says, however, that light to moderate rains are still expected "over Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and Northern Samar within the next 24 hours due to this weather disturbance, along with the tail-end of a cold front."

It adds heavy rain is still possible in those areas.

January 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

Tropical Depression Amang slightly slows down over the eastern seaboard of Eastern Samar.

PAGASA says "Amang" is expected to weaken into a low pressure area in the next 12 hours.

January 21, 2019 - 8:13am

Tropical Depression "Amang" has changed course and is now heading towards the Leyte-Samar area, PAGASA says in a fresh Severe Weather Bulletin.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 has been raised over the following areas:

  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Eastern Bohol
  • Northern Cebu
  • Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands

PAGASA said that as of 7 a.m., "Amang" was "in the vicinity of Guiuan, Eastern Samar."

The tropical depression has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.

"Amang" is moving northwest at 10 kph.

January 20, 2019 - 5:47pm

Tropical Depression Amang continues to move closer to the Surigao provinces.

At 4 p.m. today, it is located at 175 km southeast of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte. 

It is still expected to make landfall over Surigao del Norte mainland or Siargao Islands between this afternoon and evening.

"Amang" packs maximum winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph. It moves west-northwest at 30 kph.

Signal No. 1 is up over Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, eastern Bohol, northern Cebu, Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands and Camiguin.

January 20, 2019 - 11:44am

Tropical Depression Amang slightly accelerates as it moves closer to Caraga.

It is now moving west-northwest at 30 kph compared to earlier's 25 kph. It is still expected to make landfall over Surigao del Norte mainland-Siargao Islands between this afternoon and tonight, PAGASA says in its 11 a.m. severe weather bulletin.

Signal No. 1 is up over Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Eastern Bohol and Northern Cebu Agusan del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands and Camiguin.

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