Tropical Depression “AGATON” – Bagyong Agaton news Updates

The Low Pressure Area southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “AGATON”.

fcstsatellite1 Tropical Depression AGATON   Bagyong Agaton news Updates

Tropical Depression “AGATON” – Bagyong Agaton news Updates

Weather Bulletin Number ONE
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Depression “AGATON”
Issued at 10:30 a.m., Friday 17 January 2014

Bagyong Agaton: Storm Signals
Storm Signal No. 1 = Wind Speed of 30-60 kph
Surigao del Sur
Surigao del Norte including Siargao
Agusan del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Davao Oriental
Compostela Valley

Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 a.m.) 260 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar or
130 km Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
Coordinates: 9.2°N, 127.2°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center
Movement: Forecast to move Southwest at 05 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Saturday morning:
40 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
Sunday morning:
13 km Northeast of Davao City
Monday morning:
45 km Northwest of General Santos City

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

Tropical Depression “AGATON” will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Eastern and Central Visayas.

Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Luzon, Visayas and Caraga Region.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5pm today.

At 4:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 250 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (9.4°N 127.8°E). Northeast Monsoon affecting Luzon.
Eastern Visayas and Caraga Region will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. The rest of Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region and Zamboanga Peninsula will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Bicol Region, Cagayan Valley and the Province of Aurora will be cloudy with light rains. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light rains. The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the northeast to northwest over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

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