Bagyong AMBO News Updates | PAGASA Weather Bulletin
PAGASA has released Severe Weather Bulletin for Typhoon “Ambo”:
ublic storm signal number 1 has been hoisted over Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Polillo Island, Aurora, Isabela and Cagayan as “Ambo” (international name: Mawar) continues to move north-northwest, according to the state weather bureau.
In its 11 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Ambo is moving at a speed of 11 kilometers per hour (kph).
Robert Sawi, chief of PAGASA’s weather division, earlier said although Ambo is not expected to make landfall, strong rains are expected across the country in the next few days as the storm will affect the southwest monsoon.
Sawi said Ambo is packing maximum winds of 65 kph and gusts of up to 80 kph.
Rains measuring 15 millimeters (mm) to 25mm per hour are also expected.
Ambo, the first tropical cyclone for 2012, is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility late Monday.
Meanwhile, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) executive director Benito Ramos reminded the fisherfolk in Albay, Sorsogon and Catanduanes not to set sail over the weekend due to rough seas.
Ramos also said the hundreds of stranded passengers in Tabaco Port in Albay will receive assistance from the local government.
He advised local officials in provinces affected by the storm to stay on alert until PAGASA lifts the storm signal.
Suspension of classes
Ramos said local government units and school officials are given the authority to call off classes on Monday if deemed necessary.
“Immediately, kapag nakita na natin ‘yung sitwasyon, you can suspend classes, lalo na sa kindergarten,” he said.
Classes in primary, elementary and secondary levels will start on June 4.