Tropical Storm Egay: 2 areas under Signal No. 1

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MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau PAGASA has raised public storm warning Signal No. 1 over two areas on Friday morning, July 3, as Tropical Storm Egay (international name Linfa) maintained its strength. 

As of 10 am Friday, the center of Egay was located at 310 kilometers northeast of Virac, Catanduanes. It has maximum sustained winds of 65 km per hour (km/h) near the center, and gustiness of up to 80 km/h. 

The tropical storm is moving northwest in direction at 13 km/h. As it moves closer to Northern Luzon, moderate to heavy rainfall is expected within its 400-km diameter. 

Signal No. 1 is now raised over these areas:

"Fisher folk and small sea crafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao," the state weather bureau said in its Friday, 11 am bulletin. 

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas of Bicol Region and Samar provinces should stay alert as well against possible flashfloods and landslides.

The next bulletin on Egay will be issued at 5 pm Friday. – Rappler.com