Signal No. 3 up in northern Cagayan areas as Ramon nears landfall
MANILA, Philippines — Signal No. 3 was raised in northern Cagayan as Typhoon Ramon was anticipated to make landfall in the area, as well as in the Babuyan Islands, the state weather bureau said Tuesday.
Aside from Ramon, a new low-pressure area also entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
In its 5 a.m. live weather update, Pagasa said that Ramon was last spotted at 120 kilometers east of Calayan, Cagayan.
Ramon packed maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and gustiness of up to 150 kph.
The typhoon was also monitored moving west-northwest at 10 kph.
Pagasa said that Ramon is expected to make landfall in the Babuyan Islands between Tuesday morning and afternoon, and over northern Cagayan between Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 3 was hoisted over the northern portion of Cagayan, particularly in Santa Praxedes, Claveria, Sanchez Mira, Pamplona, Abulug, Ballesteros, Aparri, Calayan, Camalaniugan, Buguey, Santa Teresita, Gonzaga, and Santa Ana.
TCWS No. 2 was raised over Batanes, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and the rest of Cagayan, and TCWS No. 1 in 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), Mountain Province, Benguet, Ifugao, La Union and Pangasinan.
Moderate with frequent heavy rains is expected over Batanes, northern Cagayan including the Babuyan Islands, Apayao and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte.
The northern portion of Isabela, Kalinga, Abra and the rest of Cagayan and Ilocos Sur, meanwhile, will have light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains.
The state weather bureau also said that the LPA was last spotted at 930 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and is expected to develop into a tropical depression within 24 hours.
The LPA will not have any impact on any part of the country as of the moment, Pagasa added.
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