TROPICAL Depression “Amang” made landfall in the vicinity of Lagonoy town in Camarines Sur province and is possibly passing near or over Polillo Islands, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday.
Amang made its first landfall in Catanduanes on Tuesday night and its second landfall on Wednesday at 1 p.m. in Presentacion town in Camarines Sur, all in Bicol Region.
In a 5 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the tropical depression will likely head north-westward in the next 12 hours and is expected to pass over the eastern localities in Camarines Sur, Lamon Bay and Quezon.
The state-run weather agency said Signal No. 1 remains up over Catanduanes, Sorsogon (City of Sorsogon, Pilar, Castilla, Donsol and Prieto Diaz), Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Laguna (Cavinti, Lumban, Kalayaan, Paete, Pakil, Pangil, Siniloan, Famy, Santa Maria and Mabitac), Aurora, Quezon (Buenavista, Calauag, Infanta, Lopez, Guinayangan, Plaridel, Quezon, Alabat, Sampaloc, Mauban, General Nakar, Perez, Gumaca, Atimonan, Real, Tagkawayan and San Narciso) including Pollilo Islands, Rizal (Tanay, Pililla, Rodriguez, Baras and City of Antipolo), Bulacan (Norzagaray and Doña Remedios Trinidad) and Nueva Ecija (Gabaldon, Bongabon, Laur and General Tinio) in Luzon.
Based on Pagasa's forecast track, Amang may weaken into a low pressure area (LPA) by Thursday, possibly earlier, due to the combined effects of land interaction, dry air intrusion and increasing vertical wind shear.
Estimated to be in the vicinity of Lagonoy town, the tropical depression is moving northwestward slowly with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 55kph, Pagasa said.
Under these conditions, Pagasa said isolated flash floods and rain-induced landslides are possible, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.
Moderate to rough seas may be experienced over the eastern and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon over the next 24 hours.
Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, the rest of Central Luzon, the rest of Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Aklan, Capiz and Antique are also affected by Amang which brings overcast skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, the rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the tropical depression and localized thunderstorms, Pagasa said.
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