Signal No. 1 raised over E. Samar, parts of N. Samar due to TD Ramon

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – State weather service PAGASA raised tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 1 over Eastern Samar and the eastern section of Northern Samar.

As of 4:00 PM on Tuesday (November 12), the center of tropical depression Ramon was observed at 670 kilometers East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, packed with maximum sustained winds of up to 55 km per hour and gustiness of up to 70 km per hour.

It is moving slowly towards the westward direction.

Based on PAGASA’s latest forecast, TD Ramon is expected to intensify into a Tropical Storm within the next 48 hours.

On Wednesday (November 13), expect light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Samar, and Eastern Samar.

Likewise, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be experienced over Romblon, Marinduque and Southern Quezon.

On Thursday (November 14), light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Isabela, Aurora, Quirino, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands and Camarines Norte.

Likewise, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya, Romblon, Marinduque, and the rest of Bicol Region and Quezon.

PAGASA advised residents in all affected areas to take precautionary measures against possible landslides and flash floods.

Meanwhile, sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, as well as the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and the Visayas due to prevailing rough sea conditions.

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