'Ramon' remains almost stationary; signal no. 3 raised over parts of Luzon

SEVERE Tropical Storm Ramon remains almost stationary as it is forecast to make landfall over Babuyan Islands between Tuesday afternoon or in the evening, November 19, said the state weather bureau.

"Ramon" was located 120 kilometers east of Cagayan as of 10 a.m., Tuesday with maximum sustained winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour (km/h) near its center and gusts up to 165 km/h.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) Number 3 has been raised over the northern portion of Cagayan (Santa Praxedes, Claveria, Sanchez Mira, Pamplona, Abulug, Ballesteros, Aparri, Calayan, Camalaniugan, Buguey, Santa Teresita, Gonzaga, and Santa Ana).

Batanes, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and the rest of Cagayan remained under TCWS Number 2 while northern portion of Isabela (Sta. Maria, San Pablo, Maconacon, Cabagan, Sto. Tomas, Quezon, Delfin Albano, Tumauini, Divilacan, Quirino, Roxas, Mallig, San Manuel, Burgos, Gamu and Ilagan City), Mountain Province, Benguet, Ifugao, La Union, and Pangasinan remained under TCWS Number 1.

Pagasa, meanwhile, said the low pressure area spotted east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar is expected to develop into a Tropical Depression within 24 hours. (EZN/SunStar Philippines)