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MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) earlier spotted by state weather bureau PAGASA has developed into a tropical depression and was named Egay.
As of 10 am Thursday, July 2, Egay was located 520 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes. It has maximum winds of 45 km/h near the center.
The tropical depression is moving north northwest in direction at 5 km/h, with moderate to heavy rainfall estimated within its 300-km diameter.
PAGASA did not raise any public storm warning signal in its first bulletin on Egay, but fisherfolks are still advised not to venture out over the the eastern seaboard of Bicol Region and Eastern Visayas.
The next bulletin on Egay will be issued at 11 pm Thursday. – Rappler.com