Typhoon “Danas” has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was locally named “Ramil,” PAGASA said Sunday.
“Ramil” is the first storm to visit the country this month and the 18th this year.
PAGASA expects two to three cyclones to enter or develop inside the Philippine territory this month.
As of 4 p.m. “Ramil” was 1,170 kilometers East of Itbayat, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.
Like typhoon Quedan earlier, Ramil will not directly affect any part of the country since it remains too far from the Philippines’ landmass.
“Ramil” will not hit land and will pass the eastern side of Northern Luzon by the sea.
The typhoon was moving northwest at 26 kph, and is expected to leave PAR by Monday afternoon.
Mindanao, Western Visayas, and Palawan will continue to be cloudy with light to moderate rains until Monday because of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
The rest of the country including Metro Manila will be partly cloudy to cloudy with possible isolated rains mostly in the afternoon or evening.