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Typhoon Ramon expected to intensify, affect Luzon until Sunday

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TYPHOON RAMON, classified as a tropical depression as of Tuesday, is expected to intensify into a tropical storm within 48 hours, weather bureau PAGASA said. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Ramon will bring light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over the Bicol Region, and the provinces of Northern Samar, Samar, and Eastern Samar. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains will be experienced in Romblon, Marinduque and the southern parts of Quezon. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, the center of the typhoon was located 670 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar. It is moving west “slowly,” according to PAGASA, with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometer per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph. The typhoon’s trough will affect Luzon in the coming days, with the center’s location forecasted over Kabugao, Apayao by Sunday afternoon.

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