Tropical storm Ramon maintains strength as it moves to Luzon

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MANILA, Philippines — The weather state bureau PAGASA said Thursday (14 November 2019) tropical storm Ramon has maintained its strength as it moved to Luzon.

The tropical cyclone was last monitored 355 kilometers east of Legazpi City, Albay as of 4 a.m., packing 65 kilometers per hour (kph) winds and 80 kph gusts.

Weather specialist Ana Clauren said Ramon is expected to hit land in the Cagayan-Isabela area on Saturday, moving west-northwest at speed of 10 kph.

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 2 remains hoisted over Catanduanes while signal No. 1 is raised over Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.

PAGASA said it was possible to raise signal No. 1 across Polillo Islands, Northern Aurora, and Eastern Isabela.

In today’s Bicol Region and the eastern portions of Isabela and Cagayan, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be experienced.

On Friday, the eastern portion of Cagayan and Isabela may experience light to moderate with occasional heavy rains.

Classes were suspended on Thursday in several provinces due to Ramon’s effects. (Marian Andrei Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)

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