Tropical Storm ‘Aghon’ prompts Signal No. 1 in eastern Luzon as it moves away

Areas in eastern Luzon are still under Wind Signal No. 1 as Typhoon Aghon (Ewiniar) continues to move away from the Philippines landmass, according to PAGASA on Monday afternoon.

Aghon was last spotted 155 kilometers east of Casiguran in Aurora, with maximum sustained winds of 140 km per hour near the center and gusts of up to 170 kph. It was moving east-northeastward at 10 kph.

Wind Signal No. 1 is still raised in several areas, including the eastern portion of Quirino, the southern portion of Nueva Vizcaya, the eastern portion of Isabela, Aurora, the northern portion of Quezon, and the northwestern portion of Camarines Norte.

Residents in these areas could expect minimal to minor impacts from strong winds. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported seven injuries in the Bicol region caused by trees knocked down by Aghon, with almost 20,000 individuals affected by the cyclone.

Although Aghon is not expected to bring significant rainfall in the next three days, it is enhancing the southwesterly wind flow, resulting in moderate to heavy rain over Western Visayas and parts of MIMAROPA in the next two days.

Sea travel is considered risky for small seacrafts in specific coastal waters due to Aghon, with moderate to rough seas expected in certain areas. The typhoon is forecasted to intensify in the next 24 to 36 hours before weakening by Wednesday, exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday afternoon or evening.

The projected positions of Typhoon Aghon are as follows:
– May 28, 2024, 2:00 a.m. – 300 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
– May 28, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 500 km east of Basco, Batanes
– May 29, 2024, 2:00 a.m. – 780 km east northeast of Basco, Batanes
– May 29, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 1,085 km east northeast of extreme Northern Luzon
– May 30, 2024, 2:00 a.m. – 1,400 km east northeast of extreme Northern Luzon (outside PAR)
– May 30, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 1,705 km northeast of extreme Northern Luzon (outside PAR)

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