Signal no.2 up in 4 areas as Ramon intensifies ahead of landfall

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 18 2019 07:44 AM | Updated as of Nov 18 2019 11:31 AM

MANILA - Four areas were placed under tropical cyclone wind signal no. 2 early Monday as Tropical Storm Ramon intensified ahead of its landfall, the state weather bureau said.

Wind signal no. 2 was hoisted over the following areas:

  • Cagayan (including Babuyan Islands)
  • Northern portion of Isabela (Sta. Maria, San Pablo, Maconacon, Cabagan, Sto. Tomas, Quezon, Delfino Albano, Tumauini, and Divilacan)
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga 

The following areas remain under wind signal no. 1:

  • Batanes
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Abra
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan)
  • The rest of Isabela 

As of 4 a.m., Ramon was last spotted 210 km east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, packing maximum sustained winds of 85 kph and gusts of up to 105 kph.

It is expected to make landfall over Northern Cagayan on Monday night or Tuesday morning if it continues to move northwest at 10 kph.

The eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela may experience light to moderate with occasional heavy rains, PAGASA said.

The weather disturbance will bring light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over the rest of Cagayan and Isabela, Babuyan Islands, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Abra, and Ilocos Norte.

Meanwhile, the low pressure area spotted 1,860 km east of Eastern Visayas is expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday, PAGASA said.

PAGASA warned fishermen of risky sea travel over the seaboards of areas under tropical cyclone wind signals, the western seaboard of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon.

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