Typhoon ‘Ramil’ intensifies-A A +A
Sunday, October 6, 2013
MANILA -- Typhoon “Ramil” (international codename: Danas), the 18th cyclone to enter the country this year, slightly intensified Sunday night while moving northwest over the Philippine Sea, said the state weather bureau.
As of 10 p.m. Sunday, Ramil was located 1,030 kilometers east northeast of Itbayat, Batanes, packing maximum winds of 140 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the typhoon is forecast to move northwest at 26 kph.
It will be located by Monday evening at 800 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, said Pagasa.
The weather bureau added that Ramil will bring estimated rainfall amount of 7.5 to 15 millimeters per hour (heavy – intense) within its 550 kilometers diameter.
As of this posting, no storm warning signal was raised elsewhere in the country, as Pagasa said Ramil is not expected to affect any part of the Philippines as it remains too far from the country’s landmass.
Pagasa said the typhoon will just pass over the eastern side of Northern Luzon by the sea and will move towards Ryukyu Islands in Japan, where it is expected to make landfall.
Ramil, the first cyclone this month, entered the country’s area of responsibility around 2 p.m. Sunday. (Sunnex/With PNA)