Signal no. 1 up in 8 areas as Amang slows down


Posted at Jan 21 2019 05:32 PM | Updated as of Jan 22 2019 07:47 AM

MANILA - Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 remains hoisted in 8 areas even as tropical depression Amang slowed down slightly and is expected to weaken into a low pressure area in the next 12 hours, the state weather bureau said Monday.

Amang, the country's first storm this year, was spotted at 105 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar as of 4 p.m., PAGASA said in its latest weather bulletin.

Moving northward at a speed of 10 km per hour (kph), Amang continues to pack maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kph near the center and gusts of up to 60 kph.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 was raised in Sorsogon and Masbate including Ticao Island, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, and Leyte. These areas may experience 30 to 60 kph winds in the next 36 hours. 

PAGASA said light to moderate rains are expected over Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and Northern Samar Monday night. 

The said areas however may still experience periods of heavy rainfall, the weather bureau noted.

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

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