Tropical Cyclone Agaton Tracker

Published April 13, 2022, 12:01 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

(PAGASA)

11 p.m., April 12

Tropical depression Agaton (international name: Megi) has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday, April 12.

The LPA – formerly “Agaton” – was spotted in the coastal waters of Guiuan, eastern Samar and it is moving southeastward slowly.

Despite its further weakening, the state weather bureau warned of heavy rains that may still persist in eastern Visayas, Sorsogon, Masbate, the northern and central portions of Cebu including Camotes and Bantayan Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, and the northern and central portions of Negros Provinces.

All tropical cyclone wind signals (TCWS) in the country have been lifted. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

(PAGASA)

8 p.m., April 12

Tropical depression Agaton (international name: Megi) maintained its strength and it is now over Quinapondan, eastern Samar. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 75 kph.

Due to this weather disturbance, tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 1 is still raised in eastern Samar, Samar, northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, southern Leyte, Camotes Island, and Dinagat Islands. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

(PAGASA)

5 p.m., April 12

PAGASA, in its latest bulletin, said that “Agaton” (international name: Megi) was located in the vicinity of Llorente, eastern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 75 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 1 is still in effect over eastern Samar, Samar, northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, southern Leyte, Camotes Island, and Dinagat Islands due to tropical depression Agaton. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

(PAGASA)

2 p.m., April 12

Tropical depression Agaton (international name: Megi) continues to “slowly move away” from the Philippine landmass and it was last spotted in the vicinity of Llorente, eastern Samar, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Tuesday, April 12.

The center of “Agaton” was last seen in the vicinity of Llorente, eastern Samar. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph), gustiness of up to 75 kph, and it is moving eastward slowly.

According to PAGASA’s latest bulletin issued as of 2 p.m., only eastern Samar, Samar, northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, southern Leyte, Camotes Island, and Dinagat Islands remain under tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 1.

Wind signals in other areas have been lifted, said PAGASA. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

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11 a.m., April 12

The state weather bureau, in its latest bulletin, said that tropical depression Agaton was last spotted in the vicinity of Balangiga, eastern Samar. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph), gustiness of up to 75 kph, and it is moving eastward slowly.

Due to “Agaton,” tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 1 is still raised over the southern portion of Masbate, eastern Samar, Samar, northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, southern Leyte, the northeastern portion of Cebu including Camotes Island, and Dinagat Islands.

Although it is forecast to “continue meandering” in the vicinity of Samar-Leyte area in the next 6 to 12 hours, PAGASA said that the tropical depression is expected to “deteriorate into a remnant low” within the next 24 hours. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

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8 a.m., April 12

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), on Tuesday, April 12, said that Agaton was last spotted in the vicinity of Marabut, Samar. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph), gustiness of up to 75 kph, and it is moving eastward slowly.

Due to this weather disturbance, TCWS no, 1 is still in effect over the southern portion of Masbate, eastern Samar, Samar, northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, southern Leyte, the northeastern portion of Cebu, and Dinagat Islands. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

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11 p.m., April 11

Tropical depression Agaton (international name: Megi) continues to affect most parts of the country and it was last spotted in the vicinity of Santa Rita, Samar, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday, April 11.

It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 70 kph, and it is moving north northwestward slowly.

Meanwhile, the severe tropical storm outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) which has the international name “Malakas” was last spotted 1,255 km east of southern Luzon as of 11 p.m. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

8 p.m., April 11

Tropical depression Agaton (international name: Megi) is still moving northward over the vicinity of Basey, Samar, the state weather bureau said on Monday, April 11.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its latest bulletin issued as of 8 p.m., said that “Agaton” has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 60 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 1 remained hoisted in the southern portion of Masbate, eastern Samar, Samar, northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, southern Leyte, the northeastern portion of Cebu including Camotes Island, Dinagat Islands, and Bucas Grande Island. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

5 p.m., April 11

The center of tropical depression Agaton (international name: Megi) has made landfall over Basey, Samar, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday, April 11.

It was last spotted in the vicinity of Basey, Samar with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, gustiness of up to 60 kph and it remained almost stationary.

Due to the impacts of tropical depression Agaton, tropical cyclone wind signal (TVWS) no. 1 is still raised in the southern portion of Masbate, eastern Samar, Samar, northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, the northeastern portion of Cebu including Camotes Island, the eastern portion of Bohol, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

2 p.m., April 11

Tropical depression Agaton remained almost stationary over San Pablo Bay. It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 60 kph.

Despite its weakening, TCWS no. 1 is still raised in the southern portion of Masbate (Dimasalang, Palanas, Cataingan, Pio V. Corpuz, Esperanza, Placer, Cawayan), eastern Samar, Samar, northern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, southern Leyte, the northeastern portion of Cebu (Daanbantayan, San Remigio, Medellin, City of Bogo, Tabogon, Borbon, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Danao City, Compostela, Liloan) including Camotes Island, the eastern portion of Bohol (Getafe, Talibon, Bien Unido, Trinidad, Ubay, San Miguel, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia, Mabini), Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

5 a.m., April 11

Four areas in Eastern Visayas remained under tropical cyclone wind signal number 2 as storm Agaton (international name: Megi) continued to move “very slowly” over the coastal waters of Tanauan, Leyte, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

Signal No. 2 was still hoisted over the southern portion of Eastern Samar, southern portion of Samar, Biliran, northern portion of Leyte.

Meanwhile, the southern portion of Masbate, the rest of Eastern Samar, the rest of Samar, Northern Samar, the rest of Leyte, Southern Leyte, the northeastern portion of Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Island, the eastern portion of Bohol, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Island remained under Signal No. 1.

PAGASA said Agaton maintained its maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph but may weaken into a tropical depression in the next few hours due to land interaction.

11 p.m., April 10

Tropical storm Agaton (international name: Megi) has slightly weakened and is about to make another landfall over Leyte province, the PAGASA said.

As of 10 p.m, Agaton has maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph, and was already over the coastal waters of Mayorga, Leyte.

8 p.m., April 10

The center of tropical storm Agaton (Megi) was spotted over the coastal waters of Lawaan, Eastern Samar.

It has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 105 kph, while continuously moving westward slowly.

5 p.m., April 10

Tropical storm Agaton (International name: Megi) was last spotted over the coastal waters of Lawaan, eastern Samar and it is still moving slowly, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday, April 10.

The state weather bureau, in its bulletin issued as of 5 p.m., said that “Agaton” has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, gustiness of up to 105 kph, and is moving westward slowly.

Due to tropical storm Agaton, moderate to heavy with at times intense rains is expected over Masbate, Sorsogon, Eastern Visayas, Cebu, Bohol, and Dinagat Islands in the next 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the tropical storm outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) which has the international name “Malakas” is expected to enter PAR by late Monday (April 11) or early Tuesday (April 12). Once it enters PAR, it will be given the local name “Basyang.” (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

2 p.m., April 10

Tropical storm Agaton (International name: Megi) is still moving slowly over the coastal waters of Balangiga, Eastern Samar, the state weather bureau said.

“Agaton” has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, gustiness of up to 105 kph, and it is moving westward slowly.

Meanwhile, the tropical storm outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) with the international name “Malakas” was last spotted 1,570 km east of Mindanao with maximum sustained winds of 85 kph, gustiness of up to 105 kph, and it is moving northwestward at 30 kph. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

11 a.m., April 10

Tropical storm Agaton (International name: Megi) maintained its strength despite having made landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday, April 10.

The center of “Agaton” was last spotted over the coastal waters of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. It has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph), gustiness up to 105 kph, and is moving westward slowly.

PAGASA likewise stated that the center of tropical storm Agaton made landfall in Calicoan Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 10.

Due to the impacts of the tropical storm, tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) no. 2 remained hoisted over the southern portion of eastern Samar, southern portion of Samar, the northeastern portion of southern Leyte, and the northern portion of Dinagat Islands.

Meanwhile, the state weather bureau warned that strong winds may prevail in the following areas where TCWS no. 1 is hoisted: the rest of eastern Samar, the rest of Samar, northern Samar, Biliran, the rest of Leyte, southern Leyte, northeastern portion of Cebu including Camotes Islands, Surigao del Norte, and the rest of Dinagat Islands. (Charie Mae F. Abarca)

7:30 a.m., April 10

Tropical storm Agaton has made landfall over Calicoan Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar at around 7:30 a.m., Sunday, April 10, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Prior to its landfall, Agaton has further intensified packing maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 105 kph. It is projected to move west-northwestward at 10 kph.

5 a.m., April 10

Parts of Eastern Visayas have been placed under tropical cyclone wind signal number 2 as tropical depression Agaton intensified into a tropical storm on Sunday morning.

PAGASA said Agaton has maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

As of 4 a.m., the center of Agaton was over the coastal waters of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

2 a.m., April 10

The center of tropical depression Agaton was estimated based on all available data including those from Guiuan doppler weather radar at 90 km east-southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

It has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph.

Agaton remains almost stationary over the sea east of Eastern Samar.

11 p.m., April 9

Tropical depression Agaton may intensify into a tropical storm within the next 12 to 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 11 p.m. bulletin on Saturday, April 9.

Based on the latest bulletin, Agaton has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph. PAGASA said it has barely moved in the last six hours.

PAGASA estimated the location of the center of Agaton at 115 kilometers east-southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar as of 10 p.m.

8 p.m. April 9

The center of tropical depression Agaton was estimated based on all available data at 130 km east-southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

It has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph.

5 p.m., April 9

Tropical depression Agaton slightly intensified as it remained almost stationary over the eastern seaboard of Eastern Visayas.

PAGASA said Agaton has maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph.

It estimated the location of Agaton at 130 kilometers east-southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar while moving northeastward slowly.

2 p.m., April 9

The center of tropical depression Agaton was estimated based on all available data at 125 km east-southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar at around 1 p.m.

It maintained its maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph.

PAGASA said Agaton is still almost stationary over the coast of Eastern Samar.

11 a.m., April 9

Tropical depression Agaton may bring more rains over the eastern sections of southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in the next 24 to 48 hours, as the weather disturbance is seen to remain stationary or move slowly over the coast of Eastern Visayas within the next two days.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Chris Perez said the Agaton’s location was estimated at 125 kilometers (km) east-southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar as of 10 a.m.

It has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph.

8 a.m., April 9

Agaton continues to meander over the eastern seaboard of Eastern Visayas.

As of 7 a.m., its location was estimated at 130 kilometers east-southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

It continues to pack maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph, while almost stationary over the Philippine Sea.

5 a.m., April 9

PAGASA has hoisted Signal No. 1 over Eastern Samar, Dinagat Islands, Siargao Island, and Bucas Grande Island due to Agaton.

As of 4 a.m., Agaton was estimated at 120 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

It has maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph, while moving slowly west-northwestward.

2 a.m., April 9

The low pressure area (LPA) east of Visayas has intensified into a tropical depression. It was given a local name, “Agaton,” the the first tropical cyclone to form inside the Philippine area of responsibility this year.

 
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