Ramon Hits Northern Luzon As Tropical Depression Sarah Draws Near
RAMON HITS NORTHERN LUZON – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned coastal areas in Northern Luzon for possible floodings.
The tropical cyclone now brings maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers/ hour. Along with this, gusts that go up to 165 kph.
Following this, Ramon was approaching southwest at speeds of 10kph. Also, the tropical cyclone was last seen in the areas of Baggao, Cagayan as of 4:00 a.m.
Because of this, cyclone wind signals were elevated in the following areas:
- Signal Number 2 (Winds speeds – 61 to 120 kph)
- Cagayan, including the Babuyan Islands
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- Signal Number 1 (Wind speeds – 30 to 60 kph)
- The northern portion of Isabela (Sta. Maria, San Pablo, Maconacon, Cabagan, Sto. Tomas, Quezon, Delfin Albano, Tumauini, Divilacan, Quirino, Roxas, Mallig, San Manuel, Burgos, Gamu and Ilagan City)
- La Union
- Mountain Province
Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Sarah has been detected 750 kilometers east of Infanta Quezon. Sarah brings 55 kilometers/hour winds and 70 kilometers/ hour gusts.
The tropical cyclone is predicted to follow Ramon’s track and hit Northern Luzon. This led to several signal number 1 alerts being raised in the following areas:
- Tuguegarao City
- Santa Teresita
- Santa Ana
- Northeast Areas of Isabela
- San Pablo
Based on an article from ABS-CBN, Sarah is said to intensify within 12 hours. With this, several provinces’ classes were suspended.