'Ramil' moves to West Philippine Sea


Posted at Nov 02 2017 12:54 AM

Track of tropical depression "Ramil." Photo courtesy of PAGASA

MANILA - Tropical Depression Ramil has crossed the Calamian Group of Islands in Palawan and is now moving to the West Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Wednesday night.

Signal no. 1 was also lifted over Southern Occidental Mindoro, PAGASA said in its 11 p.m. weather advisory.

The center of the tropical depression was located at 145 kilometers west of Coron, Palawan. It maintained a maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 65 kph. 

Moderate to occasionally heavy rains are still expected over Mindoro provinces, Palawan, Batangas, Northern Quezon including Polillo Island, and Aurora. 

PAGASA warned residents in these areas of possible landslides and flashfloods. 

Meanwhile, light to moderate with possible occasional heavy rains during thunderstorms will still prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.

Ramil is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Thursday evening or Friday early morning.