LPA now tropical depression ‘Ramon’

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Virac, Catanduanes has intensified into tropical depression Ramon, according to state weather service PAGASA.

As of PAGASA’s 11:00 AM forecast on Tuesday (November 12), the weather system has been located at 835 kilometers east southeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 685 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.

It is moving towards the west direction at 10 km/h with maximum sustained winds of up to 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.

Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Bicol Region, Samar Provinces, Romblon, Marinduque and Southern Quezon starting today until tomorrow, Wednesday (November 13).

Tomorrow, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Bicol Region, Samar Provinces, Romblon, Marinduque and Southern Quezon.

TD Ramon is forecasted to intensify into a Tropical Storm within the next 48 hours.

PAGASA advises residents in areas affected by the weather system to take precautionary measures against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Likewise, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 may be raised over Eastern Samar and the eastern section of Northern Samar in the next bulletin, PAGASA said.

Once TCWS Signal No. 1 is effect, sea travel may be disrupted in these areas.

For now, sea travel remains dangerous especially for small sea crafts over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Visayas due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.

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