Tropical Depression Ramil maintains strength as it traverses Cuyo Islands


Tropical Depression Ramil is now in the vicinity of Cuyo Islands, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.

In its 2:00 p.m. weather bulletin on Wednesday, PAGASA said the center of Tropical Depression Ramil was last spotted at 80 kilometers Southeast of Coron, Palawan.

Moving west at 20 kilometers per hour, Ramil has maintained its strength packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 70 kilometers per hour.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1 is still raised over the following areas:

  • Northern Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands
  • Southern Occidental Mindoro
  • Southern Oriental Mindoro
  • Semirara Islands (Antique)

Moderate to occasionally heavy rains are expected within the 200 km diameter of the tropical depression.

Residents of the said areas as well as Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Bicol Region, the rest of MIMAROPA (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan) and the provinces of Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya and Pangasinan are advised to be alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Sea travel remains risky over the said areas, as well as the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon due to the Tropical Depression and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.

Ramil is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow evening or Friday early morning, the state weather bureau said.

The next weather bulletin will be issued by PAGASA at 5:00 p.m. today. —R4A/DOST-PAGASA


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