'Bagyong Ambo' slightly weakens, now approaching Northern Quezon

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Ambo' (international name: Vongfong) slightly weakens and now approaching Real - Infanta area in Northern Quezon, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 pm bulletin on Friday, May 15.

'Bagyong Ambo' May 15 update

Severe Tropical Storm 'Ambo' is forecast to make seventh landfall over Real or Infanta between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm today.

Other landfall information are the following:
  • 7:45 am today: San Andres, Quezon
  • 3:00 am today: Burias Island, Masbate
  • 12:00 am today: Ticao Island, Masbate
  • 10:30 pm (May 14): Capul Island, Northern Samar
  • 10:15 pm (May 14): Dalupiri Island, Northern Samar
  • 12:15 pm (May 14): San Policarpo, Eastern Samar

At 4:00 pm today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm 'Ambo' was estimated based on all available data at 40 km South of Infanta, Quezon.

'Ambo' has maximum sustained winds of up to 100 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 140 km/h. It is moving Northwestward at 20 km/h.

Forecast Position:

  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow afternoon, May 16): 45 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
  • 48 Hour (Sunday afternoon, May 17): 65 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes
  • 72 Hour (Monday afternoon, May 18): 695 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)
  • 96 Hour (Tuesday afternoon, May 19): 2,465 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR)

'Bagyong Ambo' May 15 update

TCWS #2 (61-120 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 24 hours) - areas will experience strong to damaging gale storm-force winds during the passage of the typhoon.
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • the eastern portion of Pangasinan (San Nicolas, Natividad, San Quintin, Umingan, Balungao, Sta. Maria, Tayug, Asingan, San Manuel, Binalonan, Laoac, Urdaneta, Villasis, Rosales, Sto. Tomas, Alcala, Bautista, Bayambang, Urbiztondo, Basista, Malasiqui, Sta. Barbara, Manaoag, Mapandan, San Jacinto, San Fabian, Pozorrubio, Sison, Mangaldan, Dagupan, Calasiao, Binmaley, Lingayen, Bugallon, Aguilar, San Carlos, Mangatarem)
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • Metro Manila
  • Bulacan
  • Laguna
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Rizal
  • Marinduque
  • the northern portion of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta, Real, Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, Tayabas, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Lucena, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Gumaca, Pitogo, Macallelon, General Luna, Catanauan, Lopez, Buenavista, Guinayangan, Calauag, Tagkayawan, Perez, Alabat, Quezon)
  • Polillo Islands
  • the western portion of Camarines Norte (Santa Elena, Capalonga)
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Aurora
  • Quirino
  • the western portion of Isabela (Quezon, Mallig, Roxas, Quirino, San Manuel, Burgos, Gamu, Reina Mercedes, Aurora, Luna Cabanatuan, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, Cauayan, San Guillermo, Dinapugue, San Mateo, Alicia, Angadanan, Ramon, San Isidro, Echague, Jones, San Agustin, Santiago, Cordon)

TCWS #1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours) - areas will experience strong to near gale-force winds during the passage of the typhoon.
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
  • Batanes
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • the rest of Pangasinan
  • the rest of Isabela
  • the rest of Quezon
  • the rest of Camarines Norte
  • the western portion of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Libmanan, Cabusao)
  • the northeastern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pola)

'Bagyong Ambo' May 15 update

Heavy Rainfall Outlook

Until Tonight: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Quezon, Marinduque, Aurora, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino.

Between tonight until tomorrow (16 May) evening: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino.

Residents in these areas are advised to take appropriate measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the local rainfall or thunderstorm advisories and heavy rainfall warnings from PAGASA Regional Services Divisions (PRSD). Flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur in highly to very highly susceptible areas during heavy or prolonged rainfall.

Coastal Water Conditions

Sea travel is risky for all types of seacrafts over the seaboards of areas under TCWS.

— The Summit Express

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