• Typhoon Ramil leaves PH early today


    YPHOON Ramil (international codename: Danas) has slightly intensified as it continues to move in the northwest direction over the Philippine Sea and expected to be out the country on Monday morning, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

    Weather observer Lenny Ruiz said Ramil is in the boundary of PAR and is expected to be out the country today.

    “As of now nasa boundary na ito palabas na ng bansa ngayong umaga o mamayang hapon dahil sa bilis ang pagkilos nito,” Ruiz said.

    He added that as of 4 a.m. the eye of Typhoon Ramil was located at 910 km northeast of Itbayat, Batanes).

    Ramil’s wind strength increase from 130 kph on Sunday afternoon to 150 kph on Monday morning while its gustiness also rose from 160 kph to 180 kph.

    Despite strengthening, Ruiz said that no public storm warning signals were raised since “Ramil has no direct effect to any part of the country since it remains too far from the Philippines’ landmass.

    He added they do not expect Ramil to hit any land in the country.

    He added that Typhoon Ramil forecast to move northwest at 28 kph with its speed and movement Ramil is expected to be out the country this morning headed Ryukyu Islands in Japan.

    For Monday forecast, Ruiz said Mindanao, Western Visayas, and Palawan will continue to experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains until Monday because of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).

    The rest of the country including Metro Manila, he added will have partly cloudy skies to at times cloudy with possible isolated rains mostly in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms. PNA


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