These areas under Signal no. 1 as Amang maintains strength over Camarines Sur


Posted at Apr 12 2023 08:57 PM | Updated as of Apr 13 2023 06:50 AM

This image shows the location of tropical depression Amang at 7 p.m. Wednesday. PAGASA photo.
This image shows the location of tropical depression Amang at 10:40 p.m. Wednesday. PAGASA photo.

MANILA (UPDATED) — Tropical depression Amang maintained its strength as it traversed Camarines Sur, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday night.

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Amang was last located in the vicinity of Tinambac, Camarines Sur. It was packing maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour near the center, with gusts of up to 55 kph.

Amang is also expected to dump an accumulated 50 to 100 mm of rainfall over the northern and western portions of Quezon, and the eastern portion of Laguna from Wednesday night to Thursday night.

The northern portion of Quezon and the southern porition of Aurora will also experience an accumulated rainfall of 100 to 200 mm, while Rizal, Laguna, Batangas, the western portion of Quezon, the central portion of Aurora, and the eastern portions of Nueva Ecija and Bulacan will experience an accumulated rainfall of 50 to 100 mm in the next three days, the weather agency said. 

This amount of rainfall is equal to 50 to 100 liters of rain in a square meter area in 24 hours, according to ABS-CBN News resident meteorologist Ariel Rojas. 

PAGASA warned that heavy rainfall from Amang could spawn isolated flash floods and landslides. 

PAGASA raised signal no. 1 over the following areas, where 39 to 61 kph winds could cause "minimal to minor threat to life and property." 

  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Camarines Sur
  • Camarines Norte
  • Laguna (Cavinti, Lumban, Kalayaan, Paete, Pakil, Pangil, Siniloan, Famy, Santa Maria, Mabitac)
  • Aurora
  • Quezon (Buenavista, Calauag, Infanta, Lopez, Guinayangan, Plaridel, Quezon, Alabat, Sampaloc, Mauban, General Nakar, Perez, Gumaca, Atimonan, Real, Tagkawayan, San Narciso) including Polillo Islands
  • Rizal (Tanay, Pililla, Rodriguez, Baras, City of Antipolo)
  • Bulacan (Norzagaray, Doña Remedios Trinidad)
  • Nueva Ecija (Gabaldon, Bongabon, Laur, General Tinio)
 Forecast track of Tropical Depression Amang. PAGASA photo.
Forecast track of Tropical Depression Amang. PAGASA photo.

Amang, currently moving slowly northwestward, is expected to continue moving in the same direction in the next 24 hours and traverse Camarines Norte and northern Quezon.

PAGASA said Amang may weaken into a low pressure area by Thursday or earlier "due to the combined effects of land interaction, dry air intrusion, and increasing vertical wind shear."

Check the ABS-CBN Weather Center for more updates. 


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