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“Agaton” (Megi) has weakened into a Tropical Depression but will still bring intense rains to several areas in the country while it continues to move slowly over Eastern Visayas.
According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its 8:00 AM bulletin on Monday, April 11, the center of Tropical Depression “AGATON” was estimated based on all available data over the coastal waters of Tanauan, Leyte (11.1°N, 125.1°E).
“Agaton” carries a maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 75 km/h, and central pressure of 1000 hPa.
Tropical cyclone wind signal remain in effect in the following areas:
The southern portion of Masbate (Dimasalang, Palanas, Cataingan, Pio V. Corpuz, Esperanza, Placer, Cawayan)
Eastern Samar, Samar, Northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, the northeastern portion of Cebu (Daanbantayan, San Remigio, Medellin, City of Bogo, Tabogon, Borbon, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Danao City, Compostela, Liloan) including Camotes Island, and the eastern portion of Bohol (Getafe, Talibon, Bien Unido, Trinidad, Ubay, San Miguel, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia, Mabini)
Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands
PAGASA said strong winds (strong breeze to near gale conditions) will be experienced within any of the areas where Wind Signal No. 1 is currently in effect.
The weather bureau forecasted “AGATON” to slowly loop in the vicinity of the northeastern portion of Leyte and the southern portions of Samar and Eastern Samar before emerging over the Philippine Sea by tomorrow evening as another tropical cyclone with international name “Malakas” begins to interact with it.