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Signal number 1 still up in 10 areas as ‘Agaton’ remains stationery



The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday said that signal number one is still in effect in at least 10 areas as Tropical Depression Agaton continues to meander over the Samar-Leyte area.

PAGASA added that as of 4 a.m., ‘Agaton’ was  estimated over the coastal waters of Tacloban City, Leyte.

It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center, gustiness of up to 70 km/h as it is almost stationary.

Signal number 1 was raised in southern portion of Masbate (Dimasalang, Cawayan, Palanas, Placer, Cataingan, Esperanza, Pio V. Corpuz), Eastern Samar, Samar, Northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, northeastern portion of Cebu (Daanbantayan, Medellin, City of Bogo, Tabogon, Borbon, Sogod), Camotes Island and Dinagat Islands.

“Agaton will bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region, the northern and central portions of Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo, Antique, Guimaras, and the northern and central portions of Negros Provinces. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over MIMAROPA, Dinagat Islands, Zamboanga del Norte, Quezon, and the rest of Visayas,”according to the weather bureau.