'Ramil' continues west track, parts of Luzon placed on alert for floods, landslides


Posted at Nov 01 2017 04:08 PM

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

MANILA - Tropical depression "Ramil" is now in the vicinity of Cuyo island in Palawan as it continues to move westward, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday afternoon.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 remains hoisted over Northern Palawan including the Calamian Group of Islands, Southern Occidental Mindoro, and Southern Oriental Mindoro, PAGASA said in its 2 p.m. weather bulletin.

PAGASA also warned areas under the warning signal as well as Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, the rest of MIMAROPA and the provinces of Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, and Pangasinan to be on alert against possible flash floods and landslides.

Moderate to occasionally heavy rainfall is expected within 200 kms of the weather disturbance.

As of 10 a.m., "Ramil" was spotted 80 kms north northwest of Cuyo, Palawan and is forecast to move westward at a speed of 20 kph.

It packs maximum sustained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph.

PAGASA said the tropical depression is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility Thursday night or early Friday morning.