SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #8
For:TROPICAL DEPRESSION #AgatonPH
TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNING
Issued at 2:00 PM, 02 January 2018
#AgatonPH CONTINUES TO MOVE TOWARD PALAWAN.
•Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains is expected over the areas with TCWS#1 as well as Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Southern Quezon, Panay Island and rest of MIMAROPA. Residents of these areas must undertake precautionary measures against possible flooding and landslides and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices.
•Sea travel is risky over the areas under TCWS #1 and the seaboards of Northern Luzon and Southern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, eastern and western seaboards of Visayas, and eastern seaboard of Mindanao due to the surge of the Northeast Monsoon and TD #AgatonPH.
•#AgatonPH is expected to make landfall over Palawan tonight.
•TCWS #1 elsewhere are now lifted.
Location of eye/center:At 1:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Depression #AgatonPH was estimated based on all available data at 265 km Wast of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental or 245 km East Southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (09.3°N, 120.9°E).
Strength:Maximum winds of up to 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph.
Forecast Movement:Forecast to move West at 28 kph.
•24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 445 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(11.5°N, 115.1°E)
•48 Hour(Thursday morning):700 km Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(15.1°N, 109.2°E)
TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL
TCWS #1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)
Palawan including Cuyo Island
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.