Rains to still drench parts of Luzon as TS Ramon moves west-northwest

Robie de Guzman

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Ramon is still expected to bring rains over some part of Northern Luzon as it slowly moves in the northwest direction, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.

In its 5:00 p.m. severe weather bulletin, PAGASA said ‘Ramon’ may still bring light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over eastern parts of Cagayan and Isabela on Sunday, while on Monday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may prevail over mainland Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga and Ilocos Norte.

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains may also be experienced over the Babuyan Islands, Abra, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Northern Aurora, and Quirino.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal number 1 is still up over Cagayan including Babuyan Island, Apayao, Isabela and northern portion of Aurora including Dilasag, Casiguran and Dinalungan.

‘Ramon’ was last spotted at 285 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph), and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It is moving towards west direction at 15kph.

The state weather bureau advised residents in landslide and flood prone areas to take precautionary measures and to coordinate with concerned agencies.

Sea travelers are also warned not to venture in seaboards of areas under signal number 1 as well as in seaboards of northern Luzon and eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to rough sea conditions.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said it also monitoring a low pressure area east of Visayas that is seen to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday.

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