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:

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:

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