As Ramon sits still over PH Sea, Signal No. 1 remains in parts of eastern Luzon

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Posted at Nov 17 2019 12:31 AM | Updated as of Nov 17 2019 07:46 PM

RAMMB Himawari-8 imagery

MANILA—Tropical storm Ramon is almost stationary again after it started to move over the Philippine Sea on Saturday, the state weather bureau said Saturday.

The weather disturbance was spotted at 10 p.m., 450 kilometers east of Casiguran town, Aurora, while packing maximum sustained winds of up to 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 80 gusts.

On Friday, Ramon was also stationary, nearly not moving for almost a day, near northern Luzon.

Gusty conditions associated with the northeast monsoon could still be experienced on Saturday and Sunday over northern Luzon, Aurora, and Bicol, especially in coastal and mountainous areas, the PAGASA said.

Storm Signal No. 1 is still up over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, and northern Aurora.

On Saturday night and Sunday, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains are expected over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, Bicol Region and Samar provinces.

On Sunday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains are expected over the Apayao, Kalinga and eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela.

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains, meanwhile, could prevail over northern Aurora, Quirino and the rest of Isabela and Cagayan.

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.

The PAGASA said sea travel is risky, especially for small sea crafts, 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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