'Bagyong Samuel' PAGASA weather update November 20, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression 'Samuel' has maintained its strength and it continues to move toward the Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am update on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Samuel' as of 4:20 am on Tuesday, November 20
Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Samuel' as of 4:20 am on Tuesday, November 20 | via PAGASA-DOST

At 4:00 am today, the center of 'Bagyong Samuel' was estimated based on all available data at 395 km East of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.

TD Samuel has maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 65 km/h. It is moving Northwest at 20 km/h.

"Samuel" is expected to make landfall over the Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area tonight.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Guinsanga-an, Inopacan(10.5°N, 124.8°E)
  • 48 Hour(Thursday morning):130 km North of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(10.9°N, 118.7°E)
  • 72 Hour(Friday morning): 525 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(11.3°N, 114.2°E)
  • 96 Hour(Saturday morning):850 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(11.1°N, 111.1°E)

Bagyong Samuel track 2018
Track of  Tropical Depression Samuel | via PAGASA-DOST

Signal No. 1 is up over 28 areas:

  • Masbate including Ticao Island
  • Romblon
  • southern part of Oriental Mindoro
  • southern part of Occidental Mindoro
  • northern part of Palawan including Cuyo Island and Calamian Group of Islands
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Siquijor
  • Negros Oriental
  • Negros Occidental
  • Guimaras
  • Iloilo
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • Antique
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Camiguin

PAGASA said that moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flooding and landslides, are expected over Caraga Region, Northern Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, Central and Western Visayas and Bicol Region. Residents of these areas, especially those living near or in river channels, low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.

Likewise, fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the areas under Signal No. 1 and the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon.

Samuel is the country's 19th tropical cyclone for 2018. The country usually gets an average of 20 tropical cyclones per year.

— The Summit Express

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