MANILA - Tropical Storm Ramon slowed down slightly as it moved west-northwest on Wednesday, the state weather bureau said.
The weather disturbance was spotted at 4 p.m. approximately 390 kilometers east of Catarman town, Northern Samar while packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 80 kph gusts.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 was raised over Catanduanes while Signal no. 1 remains hoisted over Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.
A storm signal may also be raised over Polillo Island, PAGASA said.
Between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over the eastern portion of Cagayan and Isabela, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains, meanwhile, will prevail over Apayao, Aurora, Quezon, and the rest of Cagayan, Isabela, and the Bicol region.
Between Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains may be experienced over the eastern portion of Cagayan and Isabela. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains, meanwhile, will prevail over the Bicol region, Marinduque, Romblon, Quezon, Aurora, and Apayao.
Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to flooding and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures.
Sea travel is risky, especially for small seacraft, over the seaboards of areas under storm signals, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.