Pagasa: Typhoon Ramil out of PAR-A A +A
Monday, October 7, 2013
MANILA (Updated 1:13 p.m.) -- The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Ramil was estimated at 830 km northeast of Itbayat town in Batanes province as of 10:00 a.m. and is officially out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Pagasa said Ramil further strengthened as it now packs maximum winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph, and is forecast to move northwest at 28 kph.
Typhoon Ramil was expected to be at 810 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes by Monday evening, Pagasa said.
For Monday, Pagasa said Palawan, Central Visayas and Mindanao should expect cloudy skies with "light to moderate" rain showers and thunderstorms due to the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
It added Metro Manila and the rest of the country may be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening, it added.
Pagasa also said that October marks the transition between the Southwest Monsoon or Hanging Habagat to the Northeast Monsoon or Hanging Amihan. Pagasa stated, "The weather systems that may influence the country are the tail end of the cold front, ITCZ, easterly wave, ridge of high pressure area, the easterlies and about five to eight tropical cyclones."
"During the season, tropical cyclones normally move on a westerly direction between central and southern parts of Luzon and Visayas. However, some tropical cyclone tracks usually cross over Northern Mindanao area," Pagasa said.
Areas in Western Luzon were expected to receive below normal rainfall, while Batanes, Guimaras, Biliran, Leyte, Zamboanga Peninsula, Basilan and Sulu were likely to receive above normal rains, said Pagasa. (JK/SFP/PNA/Sunnex)