Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

FOR:Tropical Depression Agaton
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:5:00 AM, 02 January 2018


  • Scattered to widespead moderate to heavy rains is expected over Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, Lanao del Sur, Davao del norte, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental and Palawan within 24 hrs. Residents of these areas must undertake precauitionary measures against possible flooding and landslides and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management.
  • Sea travel is risky over the areas under TCWS #1 and seaboards of Northern Luzon and Southern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, and eastern and western seaboard of Visayas due to the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL: #1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs), affecting  Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Agusan del Norte, Dinagat Island, Northern Misamis Oriental, Camiguin and Zamboanga del Norte.

Location of eye/center: At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression “AGATON” was estimated based on all available data at 95 km East of Tagbilaran City, Bohol (09.6 °N, 124.7 °E)

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph

Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 (MGB-10)

Issued at: 05:00 AM today, 02 January 2017

The Provincial, City, and Municipal Governments are hereby advised to take precautionary measures in view of the Tropical  Depression.  This weather disturbance could have possible adverse impact on the local population, on health, on public and private infrastructure, on the economy.

The Provincial/City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils and the general public are advised to be prepared in the event of the occurrence of landslides and floods.  The P/C/MDRRMCs are advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures.

The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) are advised to coordinate with their City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to plan for any emergency, including identification of safe and suitable relocation sites and/or evacuation centers.  These should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.

Thank you very much.