Tropical Storm Egay intensifies; 15 areas warned
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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Egay slowed down and intensified on Saturday afternoon, July 4, as the state weather bureau placed 15 areas under storm warning signals.
In its 5 pm bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) placed 6 areas under Signal No. 2.
These areas will experience winds of 61 to 120 km/h within the next 24 hours:
- Northern Aurora
- Cagayan, including the Babuyan and Calayan Group of Islands
PAGASA also placed 9 areas under Signal No. 1. These areas should expect winds of 30 to 60 km/h within the next 36 hours:
- Rest of Aurora
- Nueva Ecija
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Mt Province
- Ilocos Sur
- Ilocos Norte
Egay packs maximum sustained winds of 95 km/h near the center, and gustiness of up to 120 km/h.
PAGASA located the center of Egay at 160 km northeast of Casiguran, Aurora.
It is forecast to move northwest at 9 km/h.
Egay is seen to leave the Philippine area of responsibility by Wednesday, July 8.
PAGASA will release its next update on Egay at 11 pm on Saturday. – Rappler.com