LIVE UPDATES: Tropical depression Egay

CDN Digital July 21,2023 - 11:52 AM

(UPDATED 1:40 p.m.) These are updates on tropical depression Egay, which is the fifth tropical cyclone to hit the country in 2023 and the second in July.

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TD Egay may become a super typhoon by Monday – Pagasa

Tropical Depression (TD) Egay, which is located east of Southeastern Luzon, may intensify into a Super Typhoon by Monday, July 24, 2023, Pagasa said.

Pagasa weather specialist Ana Clauren-Jorda, in a public forecast, said Egay may intensify into a Tropical Storm within 12 hours.

Throughout its duration within the Philippine boundary, it may continue to strengthen and steadily intensify and reach Super Typhoon category by Monday, July 24.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is set to deliver his second State of the Nation Address on this day.

TD Egay: Second tropical depression this month

The low-pressure area (LPA) being monitored by the state weather bureau east of Southern Luzon has now developed into a tropical depression, locally named Egay.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in a Facebook post on Friday morning that the LPA intensified and became a cyclone at 8 a.m.

Based on the 11 am advisory of Pagasa, the center of TD Egay is estimated at 900 kilometers east of Southeastern Luzon.

TD Egay is the country’s fifth tropical cyclone to hit the country in 2023 and the second in July.

The previous TD was Dodong, which was experienced early July.

READ MORE: Pagasa: LPA off Eastern Samar may become Tropical Depression Egay in 24 to 48 hrs

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