The Philippine weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) denied the rumors that surface online about a weather formation supposedly stronger than super typhoon Yolanda.
According to a Facebook post, the super typhoon Yolanda Part 2 will hit the Philippines in the coming weeks. PAGASA denied the rumors and made the following statement.
“It’s too early to predict if the low pressure area (LPA) we are looking into right now will be as strong as Yolanda,” (PAGASA) forecaster Gener Quiplong said.
He added further that “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,” he said.
According to report circulating on social media stated that “super typhoon Agaton” will hit the Philippines on January 16 and 17, and it will be more destructive than Yolanda which brought havoc and devastation to the central provinces of the Visayas.
The rumored Yolanda Part 2 super typhoon, made it to Twitter trending topics with the hashtag “#Yolanda” conquering the top spot in Philippines Twitter trending topics due to the discussions about the alleged super typhoon.
Meanwhile TV5 weather forecaster Seph Ubalde reported that the Yolanda Part 2 or Agaton is a hoaxed.