Amang changes course, heads for Leyte and Samar


Posted at Jan 21 2019 10:45 AM | Updated as of Jan 21 2019 02:59 PM


MANILA- (UPDATE) Tropical depression Amang has changed its course and is now headed for the provinces of Leyte and Samar in Visayas, the state weather bureau said Monday morning.

The country's first storm this year was spotted at 40 km north, northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar as of 10 a.m., PAGASA said in its latest weather bulletin.

Amang continues to pack maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 60 kph. It is heading north at a speed of 10 kph.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1, where winds of 30 to 60 kph may be experienced in the next 36 hours, was raised over the following areas:

  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate including Ticao Island
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte

Moderate to heavy rains are also expected to prevail over Eastern Visayas and Bicol region on Monday, PAGASA said.

Amang made landfall in Siargao Island on Sunday night, but authorities have yet to receive any report of significant damage or casualty.

Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest weather updates.