While storm signal over Northern Aurora has been lowered, Tropical Storm Ambo is still over Batanes Group of Islands and the Calayan Islands at signal number 1.
Here’s the PAGASA bulletin as of 5:00 AM today, June 3, 2012:
At 4:00 a.m. today, Tropical Storm Ambo was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 290 km east of Aparri, Cagayan (18.2°N, 124.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It is forecast to move north northeast at 09 kph.
The Calayan Island and Batanes Group of Islands will experience rains with gusty winds while the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will have occasional to frequent rains. The rest of Visayas and Mindanao will have partly to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the North to Northwest will prevail over of Northern Luzon and coming from the Southwest over the rest of the country. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.
Storm Warning Signal over Northern Aurora is now lowered.
Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 15-25 mm per hour (heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
Tropical Storm Ambo is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring rains over Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas.
Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas and the eastern seaboard of Northern and Central Luzon due to the combined effect of TS Ambo and the Southwest Monsoon.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 a.m. today.