Tropical Storm "RAMON", Weather Update, 5:00 p.m., 11 October 2011

Severe Weather Bulletin Number SIX Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm "RAMON" Issued at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, 11 October 2011
"RAMON" has intensified into a storm as it continues to threaten Eastern Visayas and Northeastern Mindanao.
Location of Center:
(as of 4:00 p.m.)
180 km East Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
Coordinates:8.9°N, 127.9°E
Strength:Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center with gustiness of up to 80 kph
Movement:Forecast to move Northwest at 17 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook:Wednesday afternoon:over Southern Leyte or
70 km North of Maasin, Southern Leyte
Thursday afternoon:vicinity of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro
Friday afternoon:200 km West of Iba, Zambales
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS #LuzonVisayasMindanao
Signal No. 2
(60-100 kph winds)
NoneSouthern Leyte
Eastern Samar
Surigao del Norte
Siargao Island
Surigao del Sur
Dinagat Island
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Masbate
Ticao Island
Romblon
Sorsogon
Northern Leyte
Biliran Island
Bohol
Cebu
Northern Negros
Northern Samar
Western Samar
Panay Island
Guimaras Island
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Misamis Oriental
Camiguin Island
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Warning Signal are alerted against possible flashfloods, landslides and storm surges. Likewise, those living in coastal areas are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 - 30 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.