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Tropical Depression Samuel slows down in front of the land

Samuel continues to approach Leyte Bay early Tuesday night, Nov. 20, at a speed of just 15 kilometers per hour

Published 8:30 pm, 20 November 2018

Updated 8:35 pm, 20 November 2018

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Satellite image of tropical depression Samuel on 20 November 2018, 7 pm Image by NOAA

Satellite image of tropical depression Samuel on 20 November 2018, 7 pm Image by NOAA

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression Samuel slowed down early Tuesday night on November 20 as he continued to approach Leyte Bay in front of his expected land.

In a bulletin released Tuesday at 8 pm, the Philippines Airspace, Geophysical and Astronomical Service (PAGASA) said Samuel is already 135 kilometers east east of Guiuan, east Samar.

Tropical depression moves west to northwest to a slightly slower 15 km / h from the previous 20 km / h.

It is expected that "in the area between the southern part of eastern Samar and the Dynagat Islands "on Tuesday night.

Samuel has retained his power, with maximum winds of 55 km / h and a density of up to 65 km / hour. Although not yet in a tropical storm, it is still a threat to parts of the country.

Sign 1 continues to grow to:

  • Masbate including the island of Ticao
  • Romblon
  • southern part of Oriental Mindoro
  • south of the Occidental Mindoro
  • Palawan including Cuyo Island and the Calamian Group of Islands
  • North Samar
  • East Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • South Leyte
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Siquijor
  • Negros Oriental
  • Negros Occidental
  • Guimaraes
  • Iloilo
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • Antique
  • Dynagate Islands
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Camiguin

PAGASA also warned that moderate to severe rain may cause flames and landslides in the area Visayas, Bicol, Mimaropa, the southern part of Quezon and the Dynagate Islands.

Residents of these areas should be alert, especially if they are close to rivers, low communities or mountainous areas. (READING: FAST EVENTS: Tropical cyclones, tips on rainfall)

The classes are suspended in parts of Luzon and Visayas for Wednesday, November 21st. (READ: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, November 21)

Fishermen and others with small seagoing vessels are also advised not to navigate in the areas covered by Mark 1 and the northern and eastern coasts of Luzon.

The eastern coast of Sorsogon, the east coast of Quezon, including the islands of Polillo, Batanes, Calayan, Babuyan, Cagayan, Isabela, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, the northern coast of Ilocos Norte and Aurora.

The seas from these areas are rugged to very rugged, with wave heights ranging from 2.6 to 4.5 meters.

Thousands of passengers have been delayed in several ports in the country.

If Samuel keeps his speed, he will come out of the Philippine area of ​​responsibility to ThThis evening, November 22nd.

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

Prediction of tropical depression Samuel from 20 November 2018 at 8 pm Picture from PAGASA

Prediction of tropical depression Samuel from 20 November 2018 at 8 pm Picture from PAGASA

Meanwhile, the Northeast Monster or hanging ash will still bring individual light rainfall to the Ilocos area, the Cordillera administrative district, the Cagayan Valley and central Luzon on Wednesday. But PAGASA said there would be "no significant impact".

The Manila subway and the rest of the country not affected by either Samuel or the Northeast Monster will only have local storms on Wednesday. But floods and landslides are possible if storms become serious.

PAGASA said the start of the rainy season on June 8th. –

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