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Bad weather ahead with tropical storm Aghon

May 24, 2024 People's Journal 104 views

THE low-pressure area (LPA) east of Surigao del Sur has developed into a tropical depression (TD) and has been named Aghon, the weather bureau said yesterday.

Aghon packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gusts of up to 55 kph, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

It was last tracked 340 km. east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, moving west-northwest at 30 kph.

More areas have been placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 as Tropical Depression (TD) Aghon maintained its strength.

The PAGASA said under signal no. 1 are Sorsogon, Albay (Manito, Legazpi City, City of Tabaco, Rapu-Rapu, Santo Domingo, Malilipot, Bacacay, Malinao, Tiwi), Catanduanes and Camarines Sur (Caramoan, Garchitorena, Presentacion, Sagñay, San Jose, Lagonoy, Tigaon), Eastern Samar, Samar, Northern Samar, Leyte (Babatngon, Tacloban City, Palo, Tanauan, Tolosa, Dulag, Mayorga, Macarthur, Abuyog, Javier) and Southern Leyte (Silago, Hinunangan, Hinundayan, Anahawan, San Juan, Liloan, Saint Bernard, San Ricardo, Pintuyan, San Francisco), Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte including Siargao – Bucas Grande Group and Surigao del Sur (Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen, Lanuza, Cortes, City of Tandag).

These areas may experience minimal to minor impacts from strong winds.

CANCELLED FLIGHTS

The Manila International Airport Authority reported that as of 11:30 a.m. yesterday, six flights between Manila and Siargao were canceled due to bad weather.

Canceled flights are CebGo DG 6841/6842, PAL Express 2P 2971/2972 and 2P 2973/2974 Manila-Siargao-Manila.

PAGASA urges mariners of motor bancas and similarly-sized vessels to take precautionary measures while venturing into the sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions. Philippine News Agency

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