The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its latest weather update issued at 5:00 p.m., 15 May 2020, says Bagyong Ambo slightly weakens and is now approaching Real-Infanta area in northern Quezon”.
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(14.4°N, 121.7°E) with maximum winds of 100 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 140 kph. It is forecast to move northwestward at 20 kph.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 was raised over the following areas:
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- Mountain Province
- 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)
- Metro Manila
- 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
- western portion of Camarines Norte (Santa Elena, Capalonga)
- Nueva Ecija
- Nueva Vizcaya
- 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)
PAGASA said areas under Signal No. 2 will experience strong to damaging gale/storm-force winds during the passage of the tropical cyclone.
Meanwhile, the following areas under Signal No. 1 will experience strong to near gale-force winds during the passage of the typhoon.
The following areas are under Signal No. 1:
- Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
- rest of Pangasinan
- rest of Isabela
- rest of Quezon
- rest of Camarines Norte
- western portion of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Libmanan, Cabusao)
- northeastern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pola)
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Sever Weather Bulletin to be issued at 8 pm today.
Residents were told to expect strong winds and heavy rains in the next 24 hours.
Latest Track and Heavy Rainfall Outlook
Bagyong Ambo is forecast to make landfall over Real or Infanta in Northern Quezon between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM today.
Until tonight, moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are expected 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 are expected 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.
State weather bureau added sea travel is risky for all types of seacrafts over the seaboards of areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal
- 24 Hour (Tomorrow afternoon): 45 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (18.4°N, 120.2°E)
- 48 Hour (Sunday afternoon):65 km Northwest of Basco, Batanes (20.9°N, 121.6°E)
- 72 Hour (Monday afternoon): 695 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (25.2°N, 126.4°E)
- 96 Hour (Tuesday afternoon):2,465 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (34.6°N, 141.3°E)