Super Typhoon Agaton Will Hit Philippines On January 16-17, 2014?

 

Is it true that another super typhoon named Agaton will hit the Philippines on January 16-17, 2014? A photo of a possible strong typhoon that is forming in the Pacific ocean has been circulating on social media.

According to the rumor, the Philippine islands may possibly be hit by the strong cyclone on January 16-17, 2014, specifically hitting the Visayas or Southern Luzon regions.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) hasn’t confirmed any of this news.

The Philippines was hit by the devastating Super Typhoon Yolanda in early November 2013.

Here is the image being shared online:
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Update 1: January 3, 2014. This is the latest satellite image courtesy of NASA. For now, there is no potential tropical storm heading the Philippines.

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Update 2: January 3, 2014. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Gener Quiplong said: “It’s too early to predict if the low pressure area (LPA) we are looking into right now will be as strong as Yolanda. Actually, the possibility of that LPA to be a storm is still being monitored. Also, the LPA can be dissolved and not to continue as a storm.”

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