Severe tropical Storm ‘Ambo’ Sunday (June 3) maintained its strength as it moved North Northeast, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
At 4 a.m. today, the center of ‘Ambo’ was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 290 km East of Aparri, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph.
It is expected to be at 380 km East of Batanes by tomorrow morning. By Tuesday, it will be at 610 km Northeast of Basco and 910 km Northeast of Batanes by Wednesday morning.
In Pandan, Catanduanes, three fishermen went missing since May 31. Elsewhere, a fishing vessel ran out of fuel and went adrift somewhere 15NM East of Agban, Baras Catanduanes. All fishermen are safe and FB Crismar was towed to safety.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said residents living in low lying and mountainous areas, under public storm warning signal No. 1, are advised against possible flashfloods and landslides. ·
Pagasa estimate the rainfall amount to be between 15 and 25 mm per hour (heavy) within the 400 km diameter. ‘Ambo’ is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas.
Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas and the eastern seaboard of Northern and Central Luzon due to the combined effect of ‘Ambo’ and the Southwest Monsoon.