Signal No. 1 up in 2 areas as 'Ramon' intensifies
Tropical depression Ramon is forecast to intensify into a tropical storm within the next 48 hours.
Signal No. 1 up in 2 areas as 'Ramon' intensifies
( - November 12, 2019 - 6:04pm

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 has been raised over Eastern Samar and the eastern portion of Northern Samar as Tropical Depression Ramon slows down.

State weather bureau PAGASA said the weather disturbance is forecast to intensify into a tropical storm in the next 48 hours.

At 4 p.m., Ramon was located 670 km east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar with winds of up tp 66 kph and gusts of up to 70 kph. It is moving west slowly.

On Wednesday, Bicol region, Northern Samar, Samar and Eastern Samar might experience light to moderate with occasional heavy rains. 

Romblon, Marinduque and southern Quezon might also experience light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains.

PAGASA warned residents in the affected areas, particularly those prone to flooding and rain-induced landslides, to take precautionary measures.

Residents in the mentioned areas are also advised to coordinate with local disaster risk reduction management offices and to continue monitoring for updates from PAGASA.

Forecast positions

  • 24 hours (Wednesday afternoon): 300 km east northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • 48 hours (Thursday afternoon): 385 km East of Infanta, Quezon
  • 72 hours (Friday afternoon): 260 km east of Baler, Aurora
  • 96 hours (Saturday afternoon): 130 km southeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan or 75 km northeast of Casiguran, Aurora
  • 120 hours (Sunday afternoon): In the vicinity of Kabugao, Apayao

— Patricia Lourdes Viray

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