Typhoon Ambo (Vongfong) was seen in the vicinity of Agdangan, Quezon Friday afternoon, May 15, “weakens into a Severe Tropical Storm as it continues to move towards northern Quezon and Laguna areas” according to the state weather bureau.
In a recent update past 2 pm on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said at 1:00 PM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm Ambo was estimated based on all available data including those from Daet Doppler Radar in the vicinity of Agdangan, Quezon (13.9°N, 121.9°E).
The typhoon is still moving northwest at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h) with maximum sustained winds of up to 110 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. The next areas in its path are the northern part of Quezon and the neighboring province of Laguna.
Ambo has made landfall in the country 6 times:
Thursday, May 14
- San Policarpo, Eastern Samar – 12:15 pm
- Dalupiri Island, Northern Samar – 10:15 pm
- Capul Island, Northern Samar – 10:30 pm
Friday, May 15
- Ticao Island, Masbate – 12 am
- Burias Island, Masbate – 3 am
- San Andres, Quezon – 7:45 am
Signal No. 2 (winds of 61 to 120 km/h, or strong to damaging gale-/storm-force winds during the passage of the typhoon)
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- Mt. Province
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Nueva Ecija
- Metro Manila
- 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)
- western portion of Isabela (Quezon, Mallig, Roxas, Quirino, San Manuel, Burgos, Gamu, Reina Mercedes, Aurora, Luna, Cabatuan, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, Cauayan, San Guillermo, Dinapugue, San Mateo, Alicia, Angadanan, Ramon, San Isidro, Echague, Jones, San Agustin, Santiago, Cordon)
- Quezon including Pollilo Islands
- Camarines Norte
- western portion of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot)
Signal No. 1 (winds of 30 to 60 km/h, or strong to near-gale-force winds during the passage of the typhoon)
- Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
- rest of Pangasinan
- Oriental Mindoro
- Burias Island
- rest of Camarines Sur
- northern portion of Albay (Tiwi, Malinao,Tabaco, Polangui, Libon, Oas, Ligao, Guinobatan, Pio Duran)
- 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Bangued, Abra (17.6°N, 120.6°E)
- 48 Hour (Sunday morning):70 km West Southwest of Basco, Batanes (20.3°N, 121.3°E)
- 72 Hour (Monday morning): 450 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (23.6°N, 124.7°E)
- 96 Hour (Tuesday morning):1,645 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (OUTSIDE PAR) (30.7°N, 133.8°E)
Heavy Rainfall Outlook
- Today: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Bicol Region, Quezon, Aurora, Marinduque, Laguna, Rizal, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino.
- Tomorrow (16 May): Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Aurora, and Nueva Ecija
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.