Storm warning signals have meanwhile been lifted in Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Camiguin.
PAGASA website
Signal No. 1 in 8 areas as 'Amang' approaches Southern Leyte
(philstar.com) - January 21, 2019 - 7:38am

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 has been raised in eight areas as Tropical Depression "Amang" continues to approach Southern Leyte, PAGASA said Monday morning.

In its Severe Weather Bulletin issued early Monday morning, PAGASA said "Amang" was 70 kilometers north of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte and 70 km east northeast of Maasin City, Southern Leyte.

The tropical depression is moving west northwest at 10 kph and has maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.

PAGASA said the tropical depression is forecast to be 70 km north northeast of Mactan, Cebu by Tuesday morning.

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

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

Storm warning signals have meanwhile been lifted in Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Camiguin.

PAGASA said "moderate to heavy rains may prevail over Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, and Bicol Region. Meanwhile, tomorrow (22 January), moderate to heavy rains may be experienced over Eastern Visayas, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate."

The weather bureau warned residents of those araeas, "especially those living in areas at high risk of flooding and landslides," to make the necessary preparations, coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction management offices and monitor Severe Weather Bulletins and Heavy Rainfall Warnings.

AMANGPH PAGASA WEATHER WEATHER FORECAST
As It Happens
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.

Philstar
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

SIGN IN
or sign in with