Updated: 1/4/2018 12:28:40 AM
Nearly 9,000 individuals remained in evacuation centers in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Agaton, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Thursday.
Published Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Tropical Depression Agaton has formed on Sulu Sea and continues to move very quickly westward, or in the vicinity of Cagayancillo Island. The core of the storm is expected to make landfall over Central Palawan early tonight before emerging over the West Philippine Sea. Rainy weather with strong winds are likely across Central and Northern Palawan this afternoon through the evening.
Tropical Depresion Agaton is expected to continue moving quickly to the west with a fast forward speed of 36 km/h, and could become a Tropical Storm later today. It shall be crossing Central Palawan tonight between 7-8 pm and shall emerge over the West Philippine Sea early tomorrow morning (Jan 03), and exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) before noon tomorrow.
The combined effects of the Northeast Monsoon (Amihan) and Tropical Storm Agaton will bring occasionally light to moderate to at times heavy/extreme rains and thunderstorms across Bicol Region, Mindoro, Romblon, Northern-Eastern-Western Visayas…becoming more frequent along Northern and Central Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands.