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PAGASA Egay Update as of 7 am June 17, Egay now a Tropical Depression at East of Mindanao

By on Jun 17, 2011 in Asia, Science, Weather Comments

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced on Friday, June 17, that Egay is now a tropical depression (TD) at east of Mindanao.

PAGASA Egay update satellite image
as of 9 a.m. June 17, 2011

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As noted by PAGASA on its official Twitter account, as of 7 a. m. on Friday, June 17, TD EGAY was estimated 350km east of Surigao City with a maximum wind of 55kph and moving northwest at 13kph.

“The low pressure area (LPA) East of Mindanao Egay is now a tropical depression.” PAGASA added.

PAGASA announced on its official website that as of 4 a.m. today, Typhoon Egay was estimated to be at 310 km East of Surigao City with a maximum speed of sustained winds of 55 kph near the center.

According to PAGASA forecast, Typhoon Egay will be may stay in the country for two to three days and estimated to be 170 km East of Borongan, Eastern Samar on Saturday morning.

On Sunday morning, Typhoon Egay is being estimated to be 110 km East of Virac, Catanduanes while it may be at 190 km Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora on Monday morning.

As of this writing, PAGASA have not raised any storm signals anywhere in the country but warned that heavy rains will occur on the affected areas including in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and Eastern Visayas.

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