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Severe Tropical Storm Aghon Makes Landfall in Calabarzon

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Severe Tropical Storm Aghon, also known as EWINIAR, has slightly intensified and made landfall over Patnanongan Island in the Philippines. As of the latest bulletin, here are the key details:

  • Center Location (7:00 PM): The storm’s center is estimated to be in the vicinity of Patnanongan, Quezon (14.8°N, 122.2°E).
  • Intensity:
  • Maximum sustained winds near the center: 100 km/h
  • Gustiness: Up to 150 km/h
  • Central pressure: 990 hPa
  • Present Movement: Aghon is moving northeastward slowly.
  • Extent of Tropical Cyclone Winds: Strong to storm-force winds extend up to 200 km from the center.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) in Effect:

  1. TCWS No. 3:
  • Wind threat: Storm-force winds
  • Warning lead time: 18 hours
  • Range of wind speeds: 89 to 117 km/h (Beaufort 10 to 11)
  • Potential impacts: Moderate to significant threat to life and property
  • Affected area: Polillo Islands (Luzon)
  1. TCWS No. 2:
  • Wind threat: Gale-force winds
  • Warning lead time: 24 hours
  • Range of wind speeds: 62 to 88 km/h (Beaufort 8 to 9)
  • Potential impacts: Minor to moderate threat to life and property
  • Affected areas: Aurora, northern and central portions of Quezon, Laguna, eastern portion of Batangas, and northern portion of Camarines Norte (Luzon)
  1. TCWS No. 1:
  • Wind threat: Strong winds
  • Warning lead time: 36 hours
  • Range of wind speeds: 39 to 61 km/h (Beaufort 6 to 7)
  • Potential impacts: Minimal to minor threat to life and property
  • Affected areas: Eastern portions of Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bataan, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, and northern portion of Camarines Sur (Luzon)

Hazards Affecting Land Areas:

  • Heavy Rainfall Outlook (Tonight to Tomorrow Evening):
  • > 200 mm: Quezon
  • 100-200 mm: Aurora, eastern portion of Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, Metro Manila, and Camarines Norte
  • 50-100 mm: Eastern portion of Isabela, Nueva Ecija, rest of Bulacan, eastern portion of Pampanga, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Romblon, Burias Island, and more.

Stay informed and take necessary precautions as Aghon continues to impact the region. Local authorities are closely monitoring the situation.


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