Will storm “Ambo” make a landfall in Eastern Visayas?

Tacloban City – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its 11:30 a.m. bulletin today, said that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Borongan City in Eastern Samar has already developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Ambo.”

The first to be officially named storm in the country this year, Ambo, however will not make a landfall in any part of Eastern Visayas. Instead, it will make a landfall in Aurora by tomorrow. 

The state weather bureau however did not elaborate as to what time of the day tomorrow it will make a landfall. Moderate to heavy rains is expected over Central Luzon, CALABARZON and Bicol starting today. 

Ambo however is expected to weaken after its landfall. As of 10 am on Sunday, Ambo’s center was located 182 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes, packing maximum winds of 45 kilometers per hour. 

It is expected to move west northwest at 19 kilometers per hour. PAGASA advised residents in low-lying and mountainous areas with public storm warning signal number 1 to brace for possible flash floods and landslides. These are:
  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands
  • Aurora
  • Quirino 
The bureau also is urging the public and the disaster risk reduction and management councils concerned in affected areas to “take appropriate actions.”
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