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The PAGASA has lowered all storm signals except in 4 areas as Ramon move towards the West Philippines Sea. The tropical depression is expected to move out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility tomorrow. As of 10 am, the center was located 195 km West Northwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro . Ramon is moving Northwest at 15 kph.
Public storm signal no.1 remain in effect in Mindoro, Lubang Island, Northern Palawan, and Batangas.
Cebu’s weather today is partially cloudy but the sun came out today after days of gloomy weather.
Tropical depression RAMON is moving to the West Philippine Sea. At 4 a.m., the center was located to be 80 km West Northwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. There are still a few places that are under public storm signal No.1.
In Cebu, the sun has come out and the sky is clear but the whole country should expect some cloudy skies and occasional rains brought by Ramon. Bring your umbrellas if you plan to go out today.
Tropical depression Ramon has moved out of the Visayas and it is now affecting the weather and bringing rains to Southern Luzon including Metro Manila. Ramon will continue to move Northwest and will regain some of its strength as it passes through the West Philippines Sea and exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
At 4pm this afternoon, the center was tracked to be 70 km East Southeast of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.
Storm signal No.1 is up in Sothern Luzon, Metro Manila, the whole of Panay and Guimaras island. Cebu is still cloudy in the afternoon with occasional rain. The weather is expected to be better tomorrow as the weather system move away from the country.
As the tropical depression Ramon move to the tip of Panay island, all storm signals for Mindanao have been lifted. Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas are also out of the critical zone of Ramon. It is expected that Ramon will exit Mindoro this afternoon and makes its way to the West Philippine Sea where it will regain some strength and could be upgraded to a tropical storm again.
So far, the amount of rain brought by the weather disturbance is not as heavy as expected here in Cebu City. Here are the current storm signals that are in effect based on the PAGASA bulletin.
|Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
|Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Calamian Group of Islands
Northern Negros Occidental
Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Signals are still advised to be wary of possible flash floods and landslides. The next update will be at 5 pm.
As Ramon makes its way to island in the Visayas, the weather disturbance has weakened and is now downgraded to a tropical depression. Public storm signal No.2 has been lifted and the affected areas are under signal No.1 according to PAGASA. Ramon is expected to gain strength again once it reaches the West Philippines Sea before exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
Cebu City is still cloudy with scattered rain showers. The winds are not blowing as strong anymore.
At 7:30 am, the center was located 80 kilometers North of Cebu. It is moving West Northwestward at 15 kph.
The next weather bulletin will be issues at 11 am.
Ramon has sped up as it crosses the Visayas region. It losses some strength whole making landfall but it is expected strengthen again once it crosses the West Philippine Sea. Cebu City is experiencing cloudy skies with scattered rainfall as of the moment. Signal No.2 is in effect in Camotes and Northern Cebu while the rest of Cebu is under signal No.1.
Here are the updated storm signals as of 10 pm tonight (October 11):
The center of the tropical storm RAMON was spotted 130 km Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur . It is moving 17 km/h northwestward packing winds of 65km/h near the center with gustiness up to 80 km/h. More places are now included in the Storm Signal No.2 list. The updated listing includes Bohol and Camotes Island. Based on the PAGASA track, RAMON will be 90 km North Northeast of Cebu City by tomorrow evening.
The typhoon Ramon (International Code: Banyan) could hit Manila if the alternate forecast track will be correct. If the original path will be followed, the typhoon is expected to make landfall in Surigao del Norte then will make its way to the Visayas region passing Camotes Island, Cebu, Panay, and southern Mindoro. An alternate forecast was made when weather experts checked the current position of the tropical depression at 6 pm today. The new track will have Ramon passing through the northern part of Leyte, Masbate, Southern Luzon, Metro Manila before exiting near Iba, Zambales.
People in the alternate track are also advised to prepare for emergencies since there is no 100% accurate forecasting where a typhoon will go.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has placed Cebu and other nearby islands under storm signal No.1 based on their weather bulletin as of 5 PM today. Here are areas with a storm signal, based on the current weather bulletin.
The estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – 30 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signal are alerted against possible flashfloods, landslides and storm surges. Coastal residents should also be wary of storm surges brought by typhoon Ramon.
Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has ordered evacuation of residents in high-risk areas. Cebu City is now experiencing moderate rainfall and it is expected to intensify tomorrow as Ramon gets stronger and closer to the island of Cebu. Ramon was spotted to be 567 km SE of Cebu City as of 12 noon today. It is expected to pass through Northern Cebu on Wednesday evening.
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Tropical depression has now affected flights to destinations in Visayas and Mindanao. Cebu Pacific airline announced the cancellation of the following flights:
- 5J-785 and 5J-786: Manila to Butuan and back
- 5J-711 and 5J-712: Manila to Catarman and back
The affected passengers of the said flight will be accommodated on the next available flight. They can also rebook within 30 days of cancellation or Travel Fund without penalties.