Bagyong ‘Ramon’ moves towards Mindoro; 15 areas under Signal 1

After weakening following landfall over Eastern Visayas, Tropical Depression Ramon moved towards southern Mindoro and the Calamian Group area before noon Wednesday.

In its 11 a.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said at least 15 areas in Luzon and the Visayas are under Storm Signal No. 1.

Ramon may bring five to 25 mm per hour (heavy) of rainfall within its 400-km diameter, PAGASA said in its severe weather bulletin.

Ramon made landfall around 6 a.m. in Southern Leyte and weakened after hitting a mountain area.

As of 10 a.m., PAGASA said Ramon was estimated at 30 km northeast of Roxas City, packing maximum winds of 55 kph near the center.

Ramon was moving west northwest at 19 kph and is expected to be 190 km west of Calapan City Thursday morning.

By Friday morning it is expected to be 420 km west of Dagupan City. By Friday evening it is expected to be 560 km west of Laoag City.

Meanwhile, in its 11:45 a.m. update, the Japan Meteorological Agency indicated that Ramon is likely to move northwest and exit Luzon Thursday.

A satellite image of Ramon shows the its movement toward Luzon and Visayas, where 15 areas are under Storm Signal No. 1. Image from PAGASA
Areas under Storm Signal No. 1 include:

Mindoro Provinces
Southern Quezon
Camarines Sur
Burias Island
Ticao Island
Northern Palawan
Calamian Group of Islands
Panay Island
Northern Negros Occidental

PAGASA reminded residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under storm signals against possible flash floods and landslides. — RSJ, GMA News

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