'Bagyong Samuel' PAGASA weather update November 21, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Samuel' is now over the Visayan Sea and heading toward Iloilo province, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 am update on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

At 7:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Samuel' was estimated based on all available data at 90 km East Southeast of Roxas City, Capiz.

Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Samuel' as of 7:40 am on Wednesday, November 21
Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Samuel' as of 7:40 am on Wednesday, November 21 | via PAGASA-DOST

'Bagyong Samuel' has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving West at 30 km/h.

TD Samuel made landfall in Borongan City, Eastern Samar at 2:00 am today.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 160 km North of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(11.2°N, 118.8°E)
  • 48 Hour(Friday morning):500 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(11.9°N, 114.7°E)
  • 72 Hour(Saturday morning): 800 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(11.7°N, 111.7°E)

Latest track of  Tropical Depression Samuel
Latest track of  Tropical Depression Samuel | via PAGASA-DOST

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) was raised over these areas:

  • Masbate including Ticao Island
  • Romblon
  • southern Oriental Mindoro
  • southern Occidental Mindoro
  • Palawan including Cuyo Island and Calamian Group of Islands
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • northern Cebu
  • northern Negros Occidental
  • Guimaras
  • Iloilo
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • Antique

Moderate to heavy rains, which may trigger flooding and landslides, are expected over Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, and Quezon. Residents of these areas, especially those living near or in river channels, low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the areas under TCWS No. 1, as well as the northern and eastern seaboards of 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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