By Marisol Bo-oc | 06:06 PM April 10, 2022

At least 15 areas in Bohol province were placed under Tropical cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 on Sunday afternoon, April 10, as Tropical Depression Agaton maintains its strength as it continues to move slowly westward.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), in its  tropical cyclone bulletin issued at 5 p.m., said Signal No. 1 was raised in eastern portion of Bohol.

Hoisted Signal 1 over Buenavista, Danao, Dagohoy, Pilar, Guindulman, Candijay, Mabini, Alicia, Ubay, San Miguel, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia, Trinidad, Bien Unido, Talibon and Jetafe.

• TCWS No. 2
(Gale-force winds prevailing or expected within the next 24 hours)

The central and southern portions of Eastern Samar (Dolores, Maslog, Can-Avid, Taft, Sulat, San Julian, Borongan City, Maydolong, Balangkayan, Llorente, General Macarthur, Hernani, Balangiga, Lawaan, Quinapondan, Giporlos, Salcedo, Mercedes, Guiuan), the central and southern portions of Samar (San Jose de Buan, San Jorge, Tarangnan, Catbalogan City, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, Hinabangan, Calbiga, Pinabacdao, Villareal, Daram, Zumarraga, Talalora, Santa Rita, Basey, Marabut, San Sebastian), Biliran, and the northern and eastern portions of Leyte (Leyte, Capoocan, Carigara, Barugo, San Miguel, Babatngon, Tacloban City, Alangalang, Tunga, Jaro, Kananga, Ormoc City, Santa Fe, Palo, Pastrana, Dagami, Tanauan, Tabontabon, Tolosa, Dulag, Mayorga, Macarthur, Abuyog, Mahaplag, Javier, La Paz, Julita, Burauen)

• TCWS No. 1
(Strong winds prevailing or expected within the next 36 hours)

The southern portion of Masbate (Dimasalang, Palanas, Cataingan, Pio V. Corpuz, Esperanza, Placer, Cawayan)

The rest of Eastern Samar, the rest of Samar, Northern Samar, the rest of Leyte, Southern Leyte, the northeastern portion of Cebu (Daanbantayan, Medellin, Bantayan Islands, Bogo City, San Remigio, Tabogon, Borbon, Tabuelan, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Danao City, Compostela, Liloan) including Camotes Island, and the

As of 4 p. m., the center of Tropical Storm “AGATON” was estimated based on all available data including those from Guiuan Doppler Weather Radar over the coastal waters of Lawaan, Eastern Samar (10.9°N, 125.3°E).

Agaton has maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 105 km/h, and central pressure of 998 hPa.

Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Masbate, Sorsogon, Eastern Visayas, Cebu, Bohol, and Dinagat Islands. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Albay, Catanduanes, Romblon, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Northern Mindanao, and the rest of Visayas.

On Monday, there will be moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Sorsogon, Masbate, Eastern Visayas, the northern portion of Negros Occidental, the northern portion of Negros Oriental, the northeastern portion of Iloilo, the northeastern portion of Capiz, Cebu, and Bohol. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Romblon and the rest of Visayas.

By Bohol Island News

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