MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Butchoy maintains its strength while moving west-northwestward over the West Philippine Sea.
As of 7:00 AM Friday (June 12), the center of TD Butchoy was estimated based on all available data at 50 km West of Iba, Zambales.
It is moving towards the west-northwest direction at a speed of 15 kilometers per hour, packed with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.
The weather agency PAGASA has lifted Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 over Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan and some municipalities in Pangasinan.
However, Wind Signal number 1 remains over Zambales and western portion of Pangasinan where Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains is expected throughout the day.
PAGASA advised residents in affected areas to prepare for possible flashfloods and landslides.
It advises residents to coordinate with local disaster authorities and constantly monitor PAGASA updates for precautionary actions.
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