'Ramil' accelerates as it exits PAR


Posted at Nov 03 2017 12:37 AM

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

MANILA - Tropical storm Ramil has slightly accelerated while leaving the Philippine area of responsibility Thursday night, the state weather bureau said.

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the center of the tropical storm was last spotted 555 kilometers west of Coron, Palawan.

Ramil is currently packing maximum sustained winds of 80 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 95 kph, PAGASA said.

The Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon will experience moderate to occasional heavy rains due to the interaction between the tropical storm and northeast monsoon.

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 PAR between 11 p.m. tonight to 2 a.m. tomorrow.