MANILA, Philippines — Cyclone Egay has further strengthened and developed into a severe tropical storm yesterday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), which placed several areas in Luzon and Visayas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1.
PAGASA weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio said that Egay (international name Doksuri) may develop further into a typhoon within 24 hours and become a super typhoon by tomorrow.
“The rapid intensification of Severe Tropical Storm Egay is expected to happen within 72 hours,” Aurelio said.
The state weather bureau said that as of 5 p.m. of July 23, areas in Luzon covered by Tropical Cyclone Signal No. 1 are Catanduanes, east