'Bagyong Agaton' PAGASA weather update January 2, 2018

MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Agaton' is now over Southern Negros Oriental, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:30 a.m. update on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

'Bagyong Agaton' PAGASA weather update January 2, 2018
'Bagyong Agaton' satellute image as of 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2. Photo courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

At 8:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Agaton' was estimated based on all available data at In the vicinity of Bais City, Negros Oriental (09.6 °N, 123.1 °E).

'Bagyong Agaton' has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move West at 25 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 45 km East Southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(9.6°N, 117.7°E)
  • 48 Hour(Thursday morning):150 km West Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(11.4°N, 112.8°E)

Tropical cyclone warning signal No. 1 (30-60 kph expected in 36 hrs) has been raised in 9 areas: Palawan including Cuyo Island in Luzon and Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor, Guimaras, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Southern Antique and Southern Iloilo in Visayas.

track of Bagyong Agaton

Impacts of the wind:
  • Very light or no damage to high risk structures,
  • Light damage to medium to low risk structures
  • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
  • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
  • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage

Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters

Scattered to widespead moderate to heavy rains is expected over Visayas, Misamis Occidental, Dipolog City, Northern Zamboanga del Norte and Palawan. Residents of these areas must undertake precauitionary measures against possible flooding and landslides and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management.

Sea travel is risky over the areas under TCWS #1 and seaboards of Northern Luzon and Southern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, and eastern and western seaboard of Visayas and eastern seaboard of Mindanao due to the surge of the Northeast Monsoon and TD MINDANAO.

— The Summit Express

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