MANILA, (PNA) — Typhoon “Ramil” (Danas) is already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and is moving closer towards the southern islands of Japan, the state weather forecaster said on Monday.
Weather Forecaster Samuel Duran said that Ramil has exited the PAR around 7 a.m. and has a small chance to recurve the country.
“Ramil” is the first cyclone to visit the country this month and the 18th for this year.
PAGASA expects two to three cyclones to enter or develop inside the Philippine territory this month.
He added that as of 10 a.m. the eye of Typhoon “Ramil” was located based on all available data at 830 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (25.9°N, 129.5°E) packed with maximum winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph.
Duran said just like Typhoon Quedan, Ramil has no direct effect to any part of the country since it remains too far from the Philippines’ landmass.
He added that Typhoon Ramil is forecast to move northwest at 28 kph with its speed and movement and will be headed towards Ryukyu Islands in Japan.
For Monday forecast, Duran said Mindanao, Western Visayas, and Palawan will continue to experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains until Monday because of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ).
The rest of the country including Metro Manila will have partly cloudy skies to at times cloudy with possible isolated rains mostly in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms.