Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – The state weather bureau has hoisted Signal No.1 on Tuesday morning, Oct 11, over Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Nueva Ecija & northern Quezon as the Low Pressure Area east of Aurora has developed into Tropical Depression ‘Maymay.’
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in its 11AM report on Tuesday that ‘Maymay’ has maintained its intensity as it moves slowly west southwestward over the sea East of Aurora.
The tropical depression’s center was last spotted around 285kms East of Casiguran, Aurora, packing winds of 45kph and gusts reaching 55kph.
Pagasa said the weather disturbance is moving west southwestward at a slow speed as it may bring strong winds of up to 200kph from the center of the storm.
The provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Batanes and Apayao are also expected to experience heavy with at times intense rainfall, while moderate to heavy rains are seen to pour over Kalinga, Aurora, Abra, Mountain Province and Ilocos Norte.
As of Pagasa’s Tuesday forecast, the tropical depression is seen to move towards Central Luzon and is expected to make landfall in Aurora or Northern Quezon province by Wednesday afternoon or evening as it continues its movement towards central Luzon.
However, the state weather bureau cautioned that the direction of the storm may still change and has advised to stay tuned for updates.
The storm is also seen to keep its strength prior to hitting landmass. TNF
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