PAGASA and the Japan Meteorological (JMA) Agency has upgraded the tropical disturbance near Catanduanes into a Tropical Depression.
PAGASA has just issued its first warning this morning, naming the system as AMBO, with winds of 45 kph. JMA has the system at 30 knots (55 kph). AMBO is moving West-Northwest at 19 kph
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #1 has been raised over the following provinces: Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands, Aurora and Quirino. These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.
PAGASA noted that the estimated rainfall amount is from 2.5 – 10 mm per hour (moderate-heavy) within the 200 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
Likewise, occasional moderate to heavy rains is expected over Central Luzon, CALABARZON and Bicol Region beginning today.
TD AMBO is expected to cross into Central Luzon tomorrow and possibly cause rainfall across the entire island of Luzon.
In the latest 5pm tropical cyclone warning by PAGASA, these areas are now under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #1 (TCWS#1)
Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands, Aurora and Quirino
Earlier warnings posted for Camarines Sur have been lowered.
As of 6pm, the center of Tropical Depression AMBO has been placed based on NOAA ADT fix at 15.0N, 122.6E,
about 70 km East of Polillio Island, Quezon or 130 km Southeast of Baler, Aurora. TD AMBO is moving to the West-Northwest at a quick 22 kph towards Aurora Province.
PAGASA advised the following: