Satellite imagery as of November 20 (9:10 a.m PHT) | PAGASA
MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Depression Samuel has maintained its strength as it moves closer toward the Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area.
At 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday (November 20), PAGASA has spotted the weather system at 350 kilometers east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.
It packs maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 65 kilometers per hour (kph).
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 has been raised in the following areas:
Masbate including Ticao Island, Romblon, southern Oriental Mindoro, southern Occidental Mindoro, at Northern Palawan including Cuyo Island at Calamian Group of Islands
Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, at Antique
Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental, at Camiguin
The said areas will experience moderate to heavy rains and gusty winds.
PAGASA said Samuel is expected to make a landfall in Dinagat-Samar-Leyte Area on Tuesday night.
Bicol Region, Marinduque, and Romblon may experience widespread rain showers and thunderstorms.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country may expect isolated rain showers and thunderstorms. — UNTV News & Rescue