Tropical Storm: Bagyong Egay July 3, 2015 update

Posted here are weather bulletins and news updates on Bagyong Egay, which has intensified into a tropical storm, for Friday, July 3, 2015.

According to PAGASA, Egay has maintained its strength as it continues to move in a northwest direction.

As of 4 a.m. today, the tropical storm was spotted at 330 kilometers Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes, packing maximum winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 80 kph.

It is moving Northwest at 13 kph, the state weather bureau reported.

Forecast Positions/Outlook
  • 24 hour (Tomorrow morning): 285 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora
  • 48 hour (Sunday morning): 160 km Northeast of Aparri, Cagayan
  • 72 hour (Monday morning): 50 km North of Itbayat, Batanes
  • 96 hour (Tuesday morning): 240 km North of Itbayat, Batanes
  • 120 hour (Wednesday morning): 435 km North Northwest of Itbayat, Batanes
Public Storm Warning Signal

Signal No. 1 (winds of 30 - 60 kph is expected in 36 hours):
  • Isabela
  • Cagayan
Impacts of the wind:
  • Very light or no damage to high risk structures.
  • Light damage to medium to low risk structures.
  • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged.
  • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
  • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.
Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters

State forecasters said the estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 400-km diameter of Bagyong Egay 2015.

Fisherfolks have been advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of Bicol Region and Samar provinces are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides, PAGASA added.