'Bagyong Amang' PAGASA weather update January 21, 2019


MANILA, Philippines - Tropical Depression 'Amang', the first tropical cyclone of 2019, has changed its course and now heading towards Leyte-Samar area, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 am update on Monday, January 21.

'Bagyong Amang' PAGASA weather update January 21, 2019
Latest satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Amang' courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

'Bagyong Amang' has made landfall over Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte at 8:00 pm on Sunday.

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At 7:00 am today, the center of 'Bagyong Amang' was estimated based on all available data at in the vicinity of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

TD Amang has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 60 km/h. It is forecast to move Northwest at 10 km/h or at 75 km West of Tacloban City, Leyte Tuesday morning.

'Bagyong Amang' PAGASA weather update January 21, 2019
Track of Tropical Depression 'Amang' courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 was raised in eight (8) areas:

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

'Bagyong Amang' PAGASA weather update January 21, 2019
Eight (8) areas under Signal No. 1 as 'Amang' changed its course.

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

Residents of the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas at high risk of flooding and landslides, are advised to take appropriate actions, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Severe Weather Bulletins and the Heavy Rainfall Warnings from PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

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

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