Typhoon Aghon Latest Update From Pagasa

As Tropical Depression Aghon continues to traverse its path, affecting various regions across the Philippines, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has issued updates and warnings for concerned areas. Aghon, originating from a low-pressure area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, has now been downgraded from a typhoon to a tropical depression, yet its impact remains significant.

Aghon Update

As of the latest Pagasa bulletin, twelve areas have been placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1. These areas span Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, indicating the possibility of strong winds ranging from 30 to 60 kph in affected areas. Among the provinces under Signal No. 1 are Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, and Camarines Sur in Luzon; Eastern Samar, Samar, Northern Samar, Leyte, and Southern Leyte in Visayas; and Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Bucas Grande Group, and Surigao del Sur in Mindanao.

The center of Tropical Depression Aghon was last located approximately 240 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, moving in a west-northwest direction at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour. Despite its weakened state, Aghon is still packing winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center, with gusts of up to 55 kilometers per hour. While its winds have diminished, the threat of heavy rainfall persists.

Pagasa warns of intense rains expected until Saturday noon in Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte, Surigao del Norte, and Dinagat Islands. Additionally, heavy rainfall is anticipated in Surigao del Sur, the rest of Eastern Visayas, and most of Bicol due to Aghon’s influence. These torrential downpours heighten the risk of flooding and landslides, particularly in areas highly susceptible to these hazards.

The public is urged to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions as Aghon continues its course. Residents in affected areas are advised to monitor updates from Pagasa, local government units, and disaster management agencies. Preemptive evacuations may be implemented in high-risk areas to ensure the safety of communities.

Moreover, fishermen and those with small seacrafts are advised to avoid venturing into the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao due to potentially rough sea conditions generated by Aghon.

In the face of this tropical depression, cooperation among government agencies, local authorities, and the general public is essential to mitigate risks and minimize the impact of Aghon on lives and properties. Stay informed, stay safe, and remain resilient in the face of adverse weather conditions.

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