Bagyong Ambo 2012 Updates

Bagyong Ambo continues to move north northeast away from the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported on Sunday, June 3, 2012.


The weather bureau said that as of 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Bagyong Ambo was spotted 390 kilometers East of Aparri, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecast to move North Northeast at 13 kph.

All Public Storm Warning Signals are now lowered.

TY Ambo, the agency said, is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over the whole country especially the western section which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 20-30 mm per hour (heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the typhoon, the weather bureau stated.

Meanwhile, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 1,190 km East of Southern Mindanao.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards Luzon and the western seaboard of Visayas due to the combined effects of TY Ambo and the Southwest Monsoon, PAGASA added.