TY Aghon’s effects to persist in E. Luzon; southwesterly winds to bring scattered rains to Metro Manila, rest of Luzon, W. Visayas

The rains associated with Typhoon “Aghon” (international name: Ewiniar) will mostly affect the eastern sections of Central and Southern Luzon, including parts of Northern Luzon in the next 24 hours, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Monday morning, May 27.

During the press briefing at 5 a.m., PAGASA Weather Specialist Rhea Torres said Aghon is already moving away from the Philippine landmass, thus fewer areas will experience its direct impact.

However, heavy rainfall may still occur over Isabela, Aurora, and the northern portion of Quezon.

PAGASA warned of flooding or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains, as well as minimal to minor threat to lives and properties due to strong winds in these areas.

Meanwhile, Torres said Metro Manila, Western Visayas, and the rest of Luzon may experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the southwesterly wind flow.

Flash floods or landslides are also possible during moderate to heavy rains in these areas.

Torres said the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

Wind signals

As of 5 a.m., fewer areas remain under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals.

Signal No. 2 is still in effect in the southeastern portion of Isabela and the Polillo Islands.

Meanwhile, Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over the northeastern and southern portions of Isabela, the eastern portion of Quirino, the eastern portion of Nueva Vizcaya, the rest of Aurora, the eastern portion of Nueva Ecija, the eastern portion of Bulacan, Rizal, the northeastern portion of Laguna, the northern and central portions of Quezon, and the western portion of Camarines Norte including Calaguas Islands.

PAGASA estimated the location of the center of the eye of Aghon 105 kilometers east of Baler, Aurora, at 5 a.m., moving in a north-northwestward direction at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour (kph).

It has slightly intensified with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gusts of up to 170 kph.

Aghon is expected to exit the country’s area of responsibility by Wednesday, May 29.