By J. Jala | 08:24 AM April 09, 2022

The low-pressure area east of Visayas has developed into a tropical depression named Agaton, the state weather bureau said on Saturday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the weather system was last located 120 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

It was packing maximum sustained winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph. It was moving slowly west, northwestward.

Eastern Samar, Dinagat Islands, Siargao Island, and Bucas Grande Island may experience rains with gusty winds. Residents are warned of possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains.

The weather bureau is also monitoring a tropical cyclone outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

The tropical storm with the international name Malakas was located at 3 a.m. Saturday at 2,015 kilometers east of Mindanao with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It was moving west northwestward at 15 kph.

Malakas may enter PAR on Monday and will be renamed Basyang, Pagasa.

By Bohol Island News

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