Ramon to intensify into a tropical storm in 24 hrs


MANILA, Philippines – State weather agency PAGASA has on Wednesday (13 November 2019) placed three (3) areas under tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) Number 1 as tropical depression Ramon accelerated slightly while moving to Luzon.

Tropical cyclone wind signal No. 1 was raised over the province of Eastern Samar and the eastern part of Northern Samar could be whipped by 30 to 60 kph winds in 36 hours as the weather disturbance moves slowly westward based on PAGASA’s weather bulletin.


Around 4 p.m. Tuesday, 670 kilometers east of Borongan City Eastern Samar, was the center of the storm. It packed up to 55 km/h of maximum sustained winds near the center and up to 70 km/h of rainfall.

Signal No. 1 could be raised in the next bulletin over Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and the rest of Northern Samar, PAGASA said.

Today it is possible to experience moderate to mild across Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon with occasional heavy rains.

Camarines Norte, Masbate, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar will have light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains.

On Thursday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Isabela, Aurora, Quirino, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands and Camarines Norte.

With intermittent heavy rains, Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya, Romblon, Marinduque and the rest of the Bicol Region and Quezon will experience light to moderate rains.


PAGASA warned fishermen that sea travel is dangerous in the TCWS and eastern seaboards of Central Luzon and Southern Luzon due to rough sea conditions.

Ramon, the 18th tropical cyclone to affect the country this year, is forecast to intensify into a tropical storm within the next 24 hours. (Marian Andrei Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)

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