'Bagyong Amang' PAGASA weather update January 20, 2019


MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Amang', the country's first tropical cyclone of 2019, is now heading towards Surigao del Norte and expected to make landfall in its mainland, PAGASA announced in its 8:00 am update on Sunday, January 20.

Tropical Depression 'Amang' will then head to Siargao Islands between afternoon and evening today.

'Bagyong Amang' PAGASA weather update January 20, 2019
Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Amang' courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

At 7:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Amang' was estimated based on all available data at 360 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

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'Amang' has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 60 km/h. It is moving West Northwest at 25 km/h.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour(Monday morning): 25 km North of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
  • 48 Hour(Tuesday morning):100 km West of Tacloban City, Leyte

'Bagyong Amang' track PAGASA weather update January 20, 2019
Track of Tropical Depression 'Amang' courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) was raised in thirteen (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

Signal No. 1 Bagyong Amang
Thirteen (13) areas under Signal No. 1 as 'Amang' nears landfall in CARAGA.

PAGASA said that begining today, 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.

Meanwhile, tomorrow (January 21), moderate to heavy rains may prevail over Visayas, Bicol Region, Southern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon.

On Tuesday (January 22), moderate to heavy rains may be experienced over Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Masbate, Eastern Visayas and Central Visayas.

Residents of the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas at high risk of flooding and landslides are advised to take precautionary measures.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1, the northern seaboard of Northern Luzon, and eastern seaboards of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao due to the approaching Tropical Depression and the surge of Northeast Monsoon.

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