PAGASA: Bagyong ‘Ruby’ now over West Philippine Sea

“Ruby” is making its way over the West Philippine Sea and is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility by early Thursday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

The weather disturbance was earlier classified as a typhoon when it first made landfall in Eastern Samar Saturday night, and was later downgraded into a tropical depression as it crossed the Visayas and Southern Luzon regions.

PAGASA weather forecaster Jun Galang said “Ruby” slightly intensified as it moved over water, but all storm warning signals across the country have been lifted.

He warned, however, that the weather disturbance and the northeast monsoon will cause rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of northern and central Luzon.

Fisherfolk and those using small sea craft are also advised not to venture out over the said seaboards.

“Ruby” was spotted 280 kilometers west northwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro as of 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

It had maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and was expected to move west at a speed of 13 kph.

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