Improved weather expected in Polillo Islands; Signal No. 1 still hoisted over three areas

(Eagle News) –Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over several areas as Tropical Storm “Ramon” maintained its strength.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the eastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Lal-lo, Gattaran, Baggao and Peñablanca), eastern portion of Isabela (Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan and Dinapigue) and Northern Aurora (Dilasag, Casiguran, and Dinalungan) are still under the storm signal as  the center of Tropical Storm “Ramon,” last spotted  420 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or 460 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, packed maximum sustained winds of up to 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.

Signal No. 1 has been lifted from Polillo Islands.

“Ramon” is moving north northwest slowly.

Today, light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains may be experienced over the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, Bicol Region, Romblon, Panay Island, and Cuyo Islands, PAGASA said.

It added gusty conditions may be experienced today over Northern Luzon, especially in coastal and mountainous areas due to the northeast monsoon enhanced by “Ramon.”

According to the weather bureau, sea travel is risky, especially for small sea craft, over the seaboards of areas under storm signals, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.