The tropical depression Aghon is expected to upgrade to a tropical storm by this Sunday morning and make landfall in parts of Quezon Province, according to the forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Typhoon Aghon currently has winds around its center at 45 kilometers per hour and gusts reaching up to 75 kilometers per hour, moving northwestward at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour.

It is anticipated to bring 100 to 200 millimeters of rain over the province of Quezon, including the Polillo Islands, as well as Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes.

Meanwhile, 50 to 100 millimeters of rain is expected to fall over Aurora Province, the remaining parts of the Bicol Region, and the eastern parts of Isabela, Laguna, and Rizal, including Taguig City.

Signal Number 1 has already been raised over the eastern part of Metro Manila, Bulacan, Aurora, the eastern part of Nueva Ecija, Quezon and Polillo Islands, Romblon, Marinduque, Laguna, Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, parts of Batangas, Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Masbate, including Ticao and Burias Islands. Signal number 1 is also raised over Northern Samar and Samar.

PAGASA stated that by Sunday afternoon or evening, May 26, the storm will head northeast and regain strength. It might enter the typhoon category on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning as it exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Tuesday.

Currently, 6,554 passengers are stranded at various ports after authorities suspended sea and river travel.

Nineteen domestic flights have been cancelled due to the adverse weather.

(Photo from PAGASA)