The first tropical storm to enter the country this year, called Agaton, is bringing rain to the eastern part of the central Philippines and is expected to last longer in that region by Tuesday, the state meteorological agency said on Sunday.
“It will be almost constant,” Weather forecaster Benison Estres said in a briefing that flowed through the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.‘s (PAGASA) Facebook page.
PAGASA has issued strong winds and heavy rain warnings for East Visayas, parts of Central Visayas and the northern part of the prison.
Local and emergency response authorities have been warned for possible floods and landslides.
In addition to the Visayas Islands, sea voyages have been temporarily suspended from several ports in the provinces of Siargaon and Dinagat in the northeastern Mindanao.
The Philippine Coast Guard said three ships carrying 212 passengers and crew were stranded at the port of Lilon and San Ricardo in East Visayas until 12 noon on Sunday.
Agaton landed on Calicuan Island in Guiyuan, Eastern Summer, at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, PAGASA reported.
By 10 a.m., its epicenter was located off the coast of Guiyuan, with gusts of up to 75 kilometers per hour (km / h) and gusts of up to 105 km / h.
Tropical Storm Agatan is expected to weaken in a tropical depression by Tuesday as it interacts with a tropical cyclone called the international name Malacas, which is expected to brush east of the Philippines.‘Weather Boundary.
According to Mr. Estherz, once the local name of Malacas is given in Basiang country, it is less likely to be a landfall.
As of 10 a.m. Sunday, Malacas was still outside the Philippine territory, 1,570 kilometers east of Mindanao. It was moving at a maximum speed of 85 km / h with continuous winds and gusts of up to 105 km / h.
“Agaton is predicted to turn into a residual low as Malacas begin consolidating its operations late Tuesday or early Wednesday,” Pagasa said.
Meanwhile, a low-lying area entered the midwestern part of the Philippines early Sunday morning, with rain falling in Palawan province.
As of 11 a.m. Sunday, it was located 1,085 kilometers southwest of the city of Puerto Princesa.
Mr Estres said Pagasa was constantly monitoring the low-pressure area although it was unlikely to have another storm. – MSJ