MANILA, Philippines — Tropical storm Ramon (International name Kalmaegi) has slightly intensified and shifted directions on Friday morning (November 15), according to the state weather service PAGASA.
PAGASA’s 11:00AM bulletin showed ‘Ramon’ at 420 km East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or 460 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan packed with maximum sustained winds of up to 75 km/h and gustiness of up to 90 km/h.
It is moving slowly but has shifted direction towards the north.
Tropical storm Ramon is expected to make landfall in Cagayan-Isabela-Aurora area between Sunday night (November 17) and early Monday morning (November 18).
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 remained in Eastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Lal-lo, Gattaran, Baggao and Peñablanca), eastern portion of Isabela (Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan and Dinapigue), Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan).
Winds between 30 kph and 60 kph may be experienced in these areas within 36 hours.
Meanwhile, TCWS Signal No. 1 has been lifted over Polillo Islands.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions.
Sea travel remains dangerous for fishing boats and small sea vessels over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will continue to enjoy fair weather over the weekend except for areas affected by the tropical storm.
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