PAGASA: Tropical depression Ambo to weaken
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MANILA, Philipines – The low pressure area off the east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar has developed into tropical depression "Ambo," the first officially named storm in the country this year.
But according to the 11:30 am bulletin by state weather PAGASA on Sunday, June 26, Ambo is expected to weaken after making landfall over the Aurora province on Monday, June 27.
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:
- Camarines Norte
- Camarines Sur
- Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands
Ambo will likely bring with it an estimated 2.5 to 10 millimeters of rainfall per hour in areas within the 200 kilometers of the tropical depression.
Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and the Bicol regions should expect occasional moderate to heavy rains starting today.
The bureau also wants the public and the disaster risk reduction and management councils concerned in affected areas to “take appropriate actions.”