‘Agaton’ makes landfall in Palawan


Posted at Jan 02 2018 11:53 PM | Updated as of Jan 03 2018 05:41 AM

MANILA - Tropical depression "Agaton" has made landfall over Aborlan town, Palawan, state weather bureau PAGASA said late Tuesday night.

In its 11 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said Agaton has maintained its strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 75 kph.

Agaton, the first storm to hit the country this year, was last spotted at 40 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa City.

It is forecasted to move west at 30 kph and expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday afternoon.

Palawan is under tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1.

Bicol, the Samar provinces, southern Quezon, Panay island and the rest of MIMAROPA will also experience moderate to heavy rains.

PAGASA warned residents of these affected areas against flooding and landslides.

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