Agaton storm signals lifted but PAGASA warns of heavy rainfall

By MEL MATTHEW DOCTOR, GMA News

Published April 12, 2022 11:54pm

PAGASA on Monday night lifted storm signals in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao after tropical cyclone Agaton weakened from a tropical depression into a low pressure area.

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA lifted Signal No. 1 over eight areas but said the threat of heavy rainfall continued.

At 10 p.m., the LPA was located over the coastal waters of Guiuan, Eastern Samar with central pressure of 1004 hPa.

It is slowly moving southeastward, PAGASA said.

Heavy Rainfall

Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are still possible over Eastern Visayas, Sorsogon, Masbate, the northern and central portions of Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, 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 Bicol Region and Visayas.

Due to this, PAGASA warned of possible significant antecedent rainfall, scattered to widespread flooding (including flooding) and rain-induced landslides in areas prone to such hazards.

Severe Winds

Despite the lifting of wind signals, occasional gusts reaching strong breeze to near gale in strength may still be experienced over Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Caraga, Misamis Oriental, and Camiguin.

In the next 24 hours, rough seas (2.8 to 3.7 m) will prevail over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.

Moreover, moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 3.1 m) will prevail over the southern seaboards of Southern Luzon, the remaining seaboards of Visayas, and the northern and western seaboards of Mindanao.

Track and Intensity Outlook

The remnant circulation of Agaton is forecast to track eastward towards the Philippine Sea away from the Samar-Leyte landmass as it merges itself with the larger circulation of Typhoon Basyang outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

Unless re-development occurs, PAGASA noted that this would be the final bulletin for Agaton. It said that succeeding updates on this weather disturbance will be incorporated in the 24-Hour Public Weather Forecast and Weather Advisory to be issued at 4:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, respectively. —NB, GMA News

SOURCE: https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/weather/828367/agaton-storm-signals-lifted-but-pagasa-warns-of-heavy-rainfall/story/?just_in

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