Bagyong Ambo: June 26, 2016 PAGASA weather update

News and weather updates on Bagyong Ambo, a tropical depression, as of Sunday, June 26, 2016 from PAGASA can be viewed on this web page.

In its latest bulletin, the state weather bureau said that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) East of Borongan City has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named "Ambo."

As of 10 a.m. today, Bagyong Ambo was spotted at 182 kilometers East of Virac, Catanduanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center. It is moving West Northwest at 19 kph.

Forecast Positions/Outlook:

  • 24 hour (Tomorrow morning): 80 km East of Baler, Aurora
  • 48 hour (Tuesday morning): 220 km West of Laoag City
  • 72 hour (Wednesday morning): 660 km Northwest of Laoag City or 700 km West of Basco, Batanes

The following areas have been placed under tropical cyclone warning signal number 1 (winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs):

  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands, Aurora and Quirino

These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds, the weather agency said.

Impacts of the wind:

  • Twigs and branches of trees maybe broken
  • Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
  • Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
  • Some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unroofed
  • Sea travel of small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky

State forecaster said the estimated rainfall amount is from 2.5 to 10 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 200-km diameter of the Tropical Depression. Likewise, occasional moderate to heavy rains is expected over Central Luzon, CALABARZON and Bicol Region starting today.

Bagyong Ambo is expected to weaken after making landfall over Aurora province tomorrow, June 27. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with storm signal are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides, PAGASA added.