PAGASA: Tropical storm Ramon hovers near Casiguran, Aurora

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Posted at Nov 16 2019 12:13 AM | Updated as of Nov 16 2019 05:48 AM

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MANILA (UPDATE)—Tropical storm Ramon continued to remain almost stationary near northern Luzon early Saturday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

The tropical cyclone was last seen 440 kilometers east of Casiguran town, Aurora as of 4 a.m., packing 65 kilometers per hour (kph) winds and 80 kph gusts.

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 remained hoisted over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, and the northern portion of Aurora.

Ramon could weaken to a tropical depression on Tuesday and exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday, PAGASA said earlier.

On Saturday, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains could be experienced over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, Bicol Region, Samar Provinces and Romblon.

On Sunday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains could be experienced over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela.

Apayao, Northern Aurora and the rest of Isabela and Cagayan will have light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains.

Gusty conditions associated with the northeast monsoon may still be experienced tomorrow over northern Luzon, especially in coastal and mountainous areas.

Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be 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.

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