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28 areas of signal # 1 where Samuel has maintained power


Tropical Depression Samuel is situated 395 kilometers east of Surigao del Norte, Surigao City before dawn on Tuesday (November 20th).

Published on May 29, 2017

Updated on November 20, 2018

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As of November 20, 2018, at 5:00 AM Tropical Depression Samuel satellite image. Image from NOAA

As of November 20, 2018, at 5:00 AM Tropical Depression Samuel satellite image. Image from NOAA

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Samuel maintained its strength ahead of dawn on Tuesday (November 20th) as the Dinagar Islands moved to the Samar and Leyte areas.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Samuel in a bulletin published on Tuesday at 5.00 am 395 miles east of Surigao, Surigao del Norte. The northwest still moves at 20 kilometers per hour (km / h).

The tropical collapse continues to have a maximum wind of 55 km / h and a brightness of up to 65 km / h. However, as it remains on the water, it is expected to turn into a tropical storm.

Samuel On Tuesday evening, it is already expected to land in Dinagat-Samar-Leyte region as a tropical storm.

Signal No. 1 currently upgraded:

  • Including Ticao Island
  • Romblon
  • The southern part of Oriental Mindoro
  • The southern part of the Occidental Mindoro
  • The northern part of Palawan, including Cuyo Island and the Islands of the Calemed Islands
  • Northern Samar
  • East Samar
  • Slap
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • South Leyte
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Siquijor
  • Negros Oriental
  • Negros Occidental
  • Guimaras
  • Iloilo
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • Antique
  • Dinagra Islands
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Camiguin

PAGASA warned that moderate and heavy rain could trigger floods and landslides in Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas and Bicol.

Residents of these areas should be alert, especially if they live in rivers, in low-lying communities, or in mountainous areas. PAGASA stressed the need to monitor weather updates and follow local authorities' instructions. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall recommendations)

The lessons were suspended on Tuesday in the Visayas and Mindanao areas. (READING: #WalangPasok: Class suspension, Tuesday, November 20)

Fishermen and others who have small watercraft also have the signal no. It is recommended not to sail to areas under 1. East coastline of South Luzon.

On the east coast of the colonel and Catanduanes, the east coast of Sorsogon, a warning was issued on Tuesday at 05:00.

The seas from these regions are very hard with wave heights reaching from 2.6 meters to 4.5 meters.

If Samuel maintains its speed, Philippine Area of ​​Responsibility comes out of Th & # 39;November 22nd.

Samuel is the 19th tropical cyclone of the Philippines in 2018. The country usually receives an average of 20 tropical cyclones per year. (READ: LIST: names of PAGASA for tropical cyclones in 2018)

Tropical Depression Samuel Estimated Est. Picture from PAGASA

Tropical Depression Samuel Estimated Est. Picture from PAGASA

In the meantime, Followings On Tuesday, Ilocos will continue to trigger isolated light rains in the Cordillera County, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon. But PAGASA said there would be no "significant impact".

Metro Manila and Calabarzon will only have local storms on Tuesday. However, floods and landslides are possible if thunderstorms are severe.

On June 8, PAGASA announced the beginning of the rainy season. –

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