Rainy Undas due to Tropical Depression Ramil

MANILA -- Tropical Depression "Ramil" has maintained its strength while moving toward the Calamian Group of Islands, bringing rains to most parts of the country on All Saints' Day.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Ramil was last spotted at 85 kilometers east of Coron, Palawan, packing maximum winds of up to 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 60 kph.

Ramil is moving west at 20 kph and is expected to leave the country on Sunday, November 5.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) Number 1 has been raised over northern Palawan, including Calamian Group of Islands, southern Occidental Mindoro, and southern Oriental Mindoro.

Areas within the 200-kilometer diameter of the tropical depression will experience moderate to occasionally heavy rains, said Pagasa.

It said Metro Manila, Bicol Region, Calabarzon and the provinces of Marinduque, Mindoro, Romblon and the rest of Palawan will have cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms.

The rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies and light rains due to the northeast monsoon.

The rest of Mindanao will experience partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms due to localized thunderstorms.

Pagasa warned that sea travel is risky over the seaboard of northern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon. (PNA)

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