WEATHER UPDATE — According to PAGASA, Cyclone Bulletin number 15 issued at 8:00 AM today, April 13, 2023, Tropical Depression or Bagyong Amang continues to move West Northwestward over Lamon Bay towards Polillo Islands.
The center of “Amang” was estimated based on all available data over the Coastal waters of Jomalig, Quezon (14.5″N, 122.3″E). Strong winds move from the center outwards up to 100km/hr.
The Tropical depression has maximum estimated winds of 45 km/hr and a central pressure of 1006 hPa.
Signal Number 1
PAGASA categorizes Bagyong Amang as Signal number 1 in terms of Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals. It comes with strong winds, which present minimal to minor threats to life and property.
Here are the affected areas covering Signal Number 1:
- The northern and western portions of Camarines Norte (Santa Elena, Capalonga, Paracale, Jose Panganiban, Vinzons)
- The southern portion of Aurora (Dingalan, San Luis) and the northern and eastern portions of Quezon (Calauag, Infanta, Plaridel, Quezon, Alabat, Sampaloc, Mauban, General Nakar, Perez, Gumaca, Atimonan, Real, Lopez) including Pollilo Islands
Hazards on Land Areas
The forecast accumulated rainfall gathered from this morning up to April 13 to tomorrow morning shows up to 25 mm in most areas of Central Luzon, Metro Manila, and Calabarzon caused by rain showers and thunderstorms.
The likelihood of Isolated flash floods and landslides in places identified as susceptible is based on illustrated hazard maps and in places where considerable amounts of rainfall have been experienced in the past days.
Hazards on Coastal Waters
Moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 3.0 m) may affect the western seaboards of Luzon Mariners and small sea vessels are warned against the dangers and advised not to set sail if possible.
Movement and Strength
Bagyong “Amang” is forecasted to weaken within 12 hours and reduced to a low-pressure area (LPA) as it moves towards Polillo Islands and northern mainland Quezon.
Under these circumstances, the public and disaster risk reduction and management offices are advised to take the necessary precautions to avoid damage to life and property. Populations residing in places prone to hazards are advised to evacuate and follow instructions from the local government. – WhatALife!/Anthony
Also read: PAGASA: Typhoon Amang slows down over Bicol Peninsula
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