MANILA - Typhoon Ramon has moved southwestward, remaining a threat to the northern portion of Cagayan and Babuyan Islands, state weather bureau PAGASA said Tuesday.
It was spotted at 10 p.m. approximately 45 kilometers northeast of Santa Ana town, Cagayan while packing sustained winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour (kph) and 150 kph gusts.
The tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall in the area of Santa Ana and Calayan in northern Cagayan on Tuesday night or Wednesday early morning.
Significant weakening is expected during and after landfall due to land interaction and the northeast monsoon, said PAGASA.
Storm Signal no. 3 is now in effect over the towns of Lal-lo and Allacapan, joining Santa Praxedes, Claveria, Sanchez Mira, Pamplona, Abulug, Ballesteros, Aparri, Calayan, Camalaniugan, Buguey, Santa Teresita, Gonzaga and Santa Ana.
Signal no. 2 is still up over Batanes, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and the rest of Cagayan.
Signal no. 1, meanwhile, is still raised over the northern portion of Isabela, Mountain Province, Benguet, Ifugao, La Union and Pangasinan.
On Tuesday night and Wednesday, moderate with occasional to frequent heavy rains over Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands and Apayao. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Mt. Province, Kalinga, and the northern portion of Isabela, PAGASA said.
Residents in the aforementioned areas are advised to take appropriate actions, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.
PAGASA said coastal flooding may be experienced in coastal areas under storm signals no. 2 and 3 due to high waves.
Sea travel, especially for small seacraft, is still risky over the seaboards of areas under storm signals, the seaboard of southern Isabela, and the western seaboard of Zambales and Bataan due to rough sea conditions.
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