MANILA Tropical Storm Ramon (international name: Kalmaegi) is expected to bring rains and thunderstorms to parts of Luzon and Visayas as it began to move slowly northwestward after remaining almost stationary east of Aurora province for the past days.
In its 4 a.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that Ramon was located 415 km east of Casiguran, Aurora, and is moving northwest slowly with the tropical storm possibly approaching the landmass by Tuesday.
Ramon has maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
The municipalities and cities in the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela are now placed under Tropical Cycling Wind Signal No. 1, according to PAGASA.
It will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms to Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and the provinces of Apayao, Aurora, and Quezon, PAGASA said.
Residents in the affected areas are advised to watch out for possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms caused by Ramon.
Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains to the Ilocos Region and the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency