MANILA (UPDATE) — Tropical depression Emong continues to move away from Batanes, PAGASA said Monday.
In its 11 p.m. weather advisory, PAGASA said Emong at 10 p.m. was over the coastal waters of Itbayat, Batanes packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and 70 kph gusts while moving west northwestward at 40 kph.
The tropical cyclone is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Tuesday morning and make landfall over Fujian or Guangdong province in southeastern China.
Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1 remains hoisted over the following areas:
PAGASA said Emong will bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Batanes and Babuyan Islands Monday through early Tuesday morning.
"Under these conditions and considering antecedent rainfall, isolated flash flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible, especially in areas with high or very high susceptibility to these hazards as identified in hazard maps. Adjacent or nearby areas may also experience flooding in the absence of such rainfall occurrence due to surface runoff or swelling of river channels," the state weather bureau said.
PAGASA also warned that rough seas (2.5 to 4.0 meters) will be experienced over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1 and the remaining seaboard of Cagayan.
Sea travel is risky over these waters, especially for those using small seacraft, it warned.
Check the ABS-CBN Weather Center for more updates.