Ambo may intensify to tropical storm within 24 hours-Pagasa

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tropical Depression Ambo could intensify into a tropical within 24 hours.

According to its weather bulletin issued 11 am, May 12, Ambo maintains its strength while remaining almost stationary over the Philippine Sea.

Within 24 hours, the trough of TD AMBO will bring scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rain showers during thunderstorms over Mindanao. Residents in these areas are advised to take precautionary measures 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.

Moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the eastern seaboards of Eastern Visayas and Caraga. Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not venture out on these areas.

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Ambo may intensify to tropical within 24 hours

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1 may be raised over portions of Eastern Visayas today, in anticipation of potentially strong winds associated with the TD. Disruption of maritime activities may be experienced in areas where TCWS is in effect.

TD “Ambo” is forecast to intensify into a Tropical Storm within 24 hours.

At 3:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Depression “Ambo” was estimated based on all available data at 410 km East of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte (10.1 °N, 129.2 °E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving North Northeast slowly.

PAGASA has not raised any Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal as of this posting.

Forecast Position
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 280 km East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar(11.8°N, 128.0°E)
  • 48 Hour(Thursday morning):145 km East of Juban, Sorsogon(12.6°N, 125.3°E)
  • 72 Hour(Friday morning): 25 km West Northwest of Alabat, Quezon(14.2°N, 121.8°E)
  • 96 Hour(Saturday morning):145 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Norte(18.6°N, 119.3°E)
  • 120 Hour(Sunday morning):185 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes(21.9°N, 121.1°E)

Forecast Weather Conditions

PlaceWeather ConditionCaused ByImpacts
Mindanao and Eastern VisayasCloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstormsTrough of TD -Ambo-Possible flash floods or landslides due to at times heavy rain showers
Metro Manila and the rest of the countryPartly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowersLocalized ThunderstormsPossible flash floods or landslides due to severe thunderstorms