MANILA—State weather agency PAGASA early Wednesday placed 3 areas under tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) number 1 as tropical depression Ramon slightly accelerated while it moved toward Luzon.
Catanduanes, Eastern Samar and the eastern portion of Northern Samar could be whipped by 30 to 60 kph winds in 36 hours, PAGASA said in its 5 a.m. bulletin.
The eye of the tropical cyclone was last seen 505 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, packing 55 kilometers per hour (kph) winds and 70 kph gusts.
Ramon, the 18th tropical cyclone to affect the country this year, is forecast to intensify into a tropical storm within the next 24 hours.
PAGASA said signal no. 1 could be raised over Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and the rest of Northern Samar in the next bulletin.
Today, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon.
Camarines Norte, Masbate, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar will have light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains.
On Thursday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over Isabela, Aurora, Quirino, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands and Camarines Norte.
Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya, Romblon, Marinduque and the rest of Bicol Region and Quezon will get light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains.
PAGASA warned fisherfolk that sea travel is risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon and Southern Luzon due to prevailing rough sea conditions.
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