‘Ambo’ moves away from north Luzon

Rappler.com
(UPDATED) Batanes and the Calayan group of islands remain under storm signal number 1 on Sunday, June 3, as Ambo is upgraded to a typhoon, moving away from the country

MTSAT Enhanced IR Satellite Image for 7:32 a.m., 03 June 2012. Photo courtesy of PAGASA.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Batanes and the Calayan group of islands remain under storm signal number 1 on Sunday, June 3, as typhoon Ambo moved north-northeast, away from the country.

Weather bureau PAGASA, in its 11 am bulletin, reported that Ambo has been upgraded to a typhoon from a tropical storm, and was last located at 320 kilometers northeast of Aparri, Cagayan, with maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 150 kph.

Areas under signal number 1 can expect winds between 45-60 kph.

The storm is still moving at a slow pace of 13 kph going north northeast, and is forecast to be 420 km east northeast of Basco, Batanes by morning of Monday, June 4.

PAGASA track for tropical storm Ambo as of 2 am, June 3, 2012.

Public storm warning signals have been lowered in other areas.

PAGASA said rainfall is estimated to be heavy at 20-30 millimeters per hour within the 400 km diameter of Ambo.

The weather disturbance is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon, the bulletin said, bringing rains over parts of Central and Southern Luzon and the Visayas.

In these areas, as well as in Northern Luzon, small seacraft are warned not to venture out to sea due to rough conditions brought about by Ambo and the Southwest Monsoon.

The next bulletin will be issued at 5 pm. – Rappler.com

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