Tropical Storm Egay weakens further
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Tropical Storm Egay (Linfa) has further weakened as it moves northward in Northern Luzon, said the Philippine state weather bureau on Monday, July 6.
In its Monday 11 am bulletin, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Egay was packing winds of 75 kilometers/hour (km/h) and gusts of up to 90 km/h – weaker than its winds recorded at 4 am that day (85-100 km/h).
Its center was spotted 155 kilometers northwest of Laoag City in Ilocos Norte at 10 am.
Egay is expected to move north at a speed of 7 km/h. PAGASA says it will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on the evening of Thursday, July 9.
PAGASA has dropped Public Storm Warning signals in 3 areas. Storm Warning Signals currently remain in 10 areas.
Areas under Storm Warning Signal No 2:
• Ilocos Norte
• Ilocos Sur
Areas under Storm Warning Signal No 1:
- Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan group of islands
- Northwest of Cagayan
- Mountain Province
Residents of places where Storm Signal No 2 has been declared should expect 61 to 120 km/h winds within the next 24 hours.
These winds are enough to lightly or moderately damage certain structures, blow off old metal roofs, and damage certain trees. Coastal areas may also experience storm surge.
Those in places where Storm Signal No 1 has been declared can expect little or no damage to structures from 30-60 km/h winds expected in the next 24 hours. These winds, however, may damage crops in the flowering stage.
Provinces currently with a Storm Signal should be prepared for flashfloods and landslides, especially in the low-lying and mountainous areas.
Parts of Metro Manila, Mimaropa, Calabarzon and, Northern and Central Luzon should also be prepared for such situations.
The next update on Tropical Storm Egay will be released by PAGASA at 5 pm. – Rappler.com