In a bulletin issued 11:00 am, Tuesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Bagyong Agaton (#AgatonPH) is now traversing Sulu Sea and heading toward Palawan.
At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression #AgatonPH was estimated based on all available data at 170 km West of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental (09.3°N, 121.8°E).
The tropical depression continues to have maximum winds of up to 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
PAGASA said tropical storm warning signal no. 1 is raised over the following areas:
- Palawan including Cuyo Island
- Negros Oriental
- Negros Occidental
- Southern Antique
- Southern Iloilo
State weather bureau said scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains is expected over the areas with TCWS#1 as well as the Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Panay Island, Romblon, and Mindoro provinces. Residents of these areas must undertake precautionary measures against possible flooding and landslides and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices.
Sea travel is risky over the areas under TCWS #1 and the seaboards of Northern Luzon and Southern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, eastern and western seaboards of Visayas, and eastern seaboard of Mindanao due to the surge of the Northeast Monsoon and TD #AgatonPH.
Bagyong Agaton is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Wednesday night, January 3, and Thursday morning, January 4.