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Slow-moving typhoon Ramon to stay in PHL area until Tuesday

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TROPICAL STORM Ramon, moving slowly at 15 kilometers per hour (kph) in a north-northwest direction, has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. Weather bureau PAGASA’s Raymond Ordinario reported that a “landfall scenario” is still likely over the weekend, although at a higher elevation. There is no specified area yet on the landfall as of Thursday’s weather update. On Friday, light to moderate with occasional heavy rains are expected over the eastern portion of Cagayan and Isabela provinces, while northern Aurora, Camarines Norte, and Polillo Island will have light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains. On Saturday, light to moderate to occasionally heavy rains may be experienced over Cagayan, northern Aurora, and the eastern portion of Isabela. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains are seen over Apayao and the rest of Isabela and Aurora. The typhoon will traverse northern Luzon until Sunday and is forecasted to be out of the land area by Monday. It is expected to be out of the Philippine area by Wednesday.

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