Tropical storm Ramon now in Aurora

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MANILA, Philippines — State weather bureau PAGASA reported on Friday (November 15, 2019) that tropical storm Ramon has already swept through northeastern Philippines, stirring further northeastern monsoon rains or Amihan.

PAGASA said, Ramon’s course changed slightly, moving north. It was spotted 445 km east of Casiguran, Aurora, packing up to 75 km / h of maximum sustained winds with 90 km / h gusts.

Forecaster Meno Mendoza said the storm could hit the Cagayan-Isabela area on Sunday at the earliest.

Winds of 30-60 km / h are forecast in areas under Signal No. 1, which grew over four areas as early as Friday: the southeastern part of Cagayan (Peñablanca and Baggao), the eastern part of Isabela (Divilacan, Palanan, Dinapigue and Maconacon), the northern part of Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran and Dinalungan) and the islands of Polillo.

Moving north at 15 km / h, Ramon was predicted to be 315 km north-east of Casiguran, Aurora said on Saturday morning.

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains could be experienced over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, Bicol Region, Romblon, Panay Island and Cuyo Islands on Friday, PAGASA said.

It was also possible to experience rainy winds over northern Luzon on Friday, especially in coastal and mountainous areas due to the enhanced Ramon northeast monsoon or Amihan.

On Saturday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains are expected over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela. Apayao, northern Aurora and the rest of Isabela and Cagayan will experience light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains.

Classes in several provinces were suspended due to enhanced Ramon. (Marian Andrei Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)

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