Signal No. 1 raised over Catanduanes, Eastern Samar and eastern portion of Northern Samar

"Ramon" slightly accelerates and is now moving west-northwestward. The tropical depression was last seen at 505 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, according to the Severe Weather Bulletin issued by PAGASA about 5 a.m. on Wednesday.

Ramon is moving west northwest at 15 kilometers per hour with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 (TCWS) is raised over Catanduanes, eastern Samar and eastern portion of Northern Samar.

Light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Camarines Norte, Masbate, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.

On Thursday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over the eastern portion of Isabela and Northern Aurora while light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Bicol Region, Cagayan, Apayao, Quezon, Northern Samar and the rest of Isabela and Aurora.

Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to flooding and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm or Rainfall Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS #1) may be raised over Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and the rest of Northern Samar in the next bulletin.

Sea travel is risky, 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.

Tropical Depression Ramon is forecast to intensify into a Tropical Storm within the next 24 hours.

Source: PAG-ASA

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