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PAGASA: Typhoon Amang slows down over Bicol Peninsula

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WEATHER UPDATE — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) provided an update on Tropical Depression or Bagyong ‘Amang’ on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, as it slowed down over the Lagonoy Gulf in the Bicol Peninsula.

According to PAGASA’s 5:00 am update, the center of ‘Bagyong Amang’ was estimated to be over the coastal waters of San Andres, Catanduanes, as of 4:00 am. The tropical depression has a maximum sustained wind speed of 45 km/h near the center, with gustiness of up to 60 km/h and a central pressure of 1006 hPa.

‘Bagyong Amang’ is moving west-northwestward at a speed of 20 km/h. Strong winds extend up to 200 km from the center outwards. The state weather bureau has advised residents in affected areas to stay vigilant for possible flash floods or landslides.

TCWS No. 1 (Strong winds prevailing or expected within the next 36 hours)

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 remains in effect for several areas, including:


  • Catanduanes
  • Sorsogon
  • Albay
  • Camarines Sur
  • Camarines Norte
  • Ticao Island
  • Burias Island
  • the eastern portion of Laguna (San Pablo City, Rizal, Nagcarlan, Pila, Liliw, Magdalena, Majayjay, Luisiana, Cavinti, Pagsanjan, Santa Cruz, Lumban, Kalayaan, Paete, Pakil, Pangil, Siniloan, Famy, Santa Maria, Mabitac)
  • Aurora
  • Quezon
  • Eastern portion of Rizal (Tanay, Pililla, Jala-Jala)

Tropical Depression ‘Amang’ is expected to move westward or west-northwestward in the next 24 hours, with the possibility of passing near or over the Polillo Islands. 

The track forecast may shift northward or southward in the succeeding bulletins due to the depression’s weak and disorganized nature. The depression is predicted to weaken into a low-pressure area (LPA) by tomorrow, possibly earlier, because of land interaction, dry air intrusion, and increasing vertical wind shear.

PAGASA also warned of possible coastal flooding in areas under Signal No. 1 and advised small sea vessels not to venture out into the sea.

Local government units in affected areas have taken precautionary measures, including the suspension of classes and work in government offices. The public is advised to stay tuned for further updates and to follow safety measures to avoid any harm caused by the tropical depression. – WhatALife!/Jayve

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