‘Ramon’ now a tropical storm – PAGASA

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical depression Ramon (International name Kalmaegi) is now a tropical storm, according to PAGASA.

Bases on PAGASA’s 10:00 AM update, the center of the storm was located at 385 km East Northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar or 450 km East of Catarman, Northern Samar, packed with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

It is moving towards the west-northwest direction at 20 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 remains over Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate as well as in Northern Samar and Eastern Samar where light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be experienced throughout the day.

PAGASA advise residents in the aforementioned areas to take precautionary measures for possible flashfloods and landslides as winds of 30-60 kph may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.

Sea travel remains dangerous especially for small sea crafts over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.

Meanwhile, tomorrow (November 14), light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over the eastern portion of Cagayan, Isabela, and Northern Aurora.

Likewise, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Bicol Region, Apayao, Quezon, Northern Samar and the rest of Cagayan, Isabela and Aurora.

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