Typhoon Ambo seen to make landfall north of Northern Samar on Thursday evening
Marje Pelayo • May 14, 2020 • 391
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Ambo is moving closer to landmass and is expected to make landfall north of Northern Samar on Thursday (May 14) afternoon or evening, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As of 4:00AM, the eye of the typhoon was located 185 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar, packed with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h and gustiness of up to 190 km/h.
It is moving westward at a speed of 15 km/h.
Areas to experience heavy to intense with at times torrential rains:
Areas to experience moderate to heavy with at times intense rains:
Areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal#3:
The northern portion of Eastern Samar
The northern portion of Samar
Winds of greater than 121 km/h up to 170 km/h may be expected in at least 18 hours in the said areas that may damage crops, trees and houses made of light materials.
Areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal#2:
The eastern portion of Camarines Sur
The central portion of Samar
Central portion of Eastern Samar
Winds of greater than 61 km/h and up to 120 km/h may be expected in at least 24 hours in the said areas that may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities.
Areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal#1:
The eastern portion of Romblon
The rest of Samar
The rest of Eastern Samar
The northern portion of Leyte
Winds of 30-60 km/h may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours in the said areas. MNP (with details from Rey Pelayo)
MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) east of Quezon Province has developed into tropical depression (TD) ‘Butchoy,’ according to the latest report of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As of 4:00 pm on Thursday (June 11), PAGASA located the eye of TD Butchoy at 75 km Northwest of Daet, Camarines Norte.
It is moving West-Northwest at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h), packed with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.
Thus, PAGASA raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (CWS) No. 1 over the following areas:
The southern portion of Aurora
The northern and central portion of Quezon
Under TCWS #1, winds of 30-60 km/h may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.
TD Butchoy is forecast to cross Polillo Islands and make landfall over northern Quezon-southern Aurora area between tonight and tomorrow morning Friday (June 12).
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