PAGASA Issues Thunderstorm Advisory No. 1 for NCR, PRSD

Issued at: 8:29 AM, 24 May 2024 (Friday)

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued Thunderstorm Advisory No. 1, alerting residents of Laguna, Rizal, and Nueva Ecija to expect moderate to heavy rain showers, accompanied by lightning and strong winds, within the next two to three hours. These adverse weather conditions, currently affecting Quezon, particularly the municipality of Mauban, are anticipated to persist for up to two hours and may extend to nearby areas.

Thunderstorm Warning

PAGASA advises all residents in the affected regions to take precautionary measures due to the potential hazards posed by these thunderstorms. The primary concerns include flash floods and landslides, which can be triggered by intense rainfall and strong winds. Individuals living in low-lying areas and near slopes are particularly urged to stay alert and be prepared for possible evacuations if necessary.

Meanwhile, PAGASA has also provided an update on Tropical Depression “Aghon.” As of early this morning, the center of TD Aghon was located approximately 350 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, at coordinates 8.3°N, 129.5°E. The tropical depression has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near its center, with gusts reaching up to 55 km/h, and is moving west-northwestward at 30 km/h.

TD Aghon, in conjunction with prevailing easterlies, is exerting a significant influence on the weather patterns across the country. The interaction between the tropical depression and the easterlies is contributing to the increased likelihood of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall in various regions.

Four Areas in the Philippines Placed Under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 Due to Tropical Depression Aghon

According to the weather forecast, Eastern Samar, Dinagat Islands, Siargao Islands, and Bucas Grande Islands have been placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 due to the effects of Tropical Depression Aghon.

As of the latest update, Tropical Depression Aghon was located approximately 349 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur. It is bringing maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour near its center, with gusts reaching up to 55 kilometers per hour.

Residents in areas prone to flooding and landslides are particularly encouraged to monitor weather updates regularly and to heed any evacuation notices from local authorities. It is also advisable to secure loose items and ensure that drainage systems are clear to prevent waterlogging and minimize damage from potential flash floods.

PAGASA will continue to monitor the situation closely and issue updates as necessary. The public is advised to stay tuned to official weather bulletins and advisories to remain informed about the latest developments. For the safety of all, it is crucial to remain vigilant and prepared during these adverse weather conditions.

For further information, updates, and safety tips, please visit the official PAGASA website or follow their social media channels.

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