WEATHER: “Ramil” still lethargic; continues to pack force over ocean

October 17, 2009 10:18 pm 

MANILA, Oct. 18 — Typhoon Ramil continues to threaten northern Luzon despite its lethargic pace over the ocean, now spotted slowly moving east of Casiguran Aurora.

At 2:00 am today, Typhoon "RAMIL" (international name LUPIT/0920) was located based on satellite and surface data at 970 kms East of Casiguran, Aurora, with maximum sustained winds of 160 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph, latest bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

It is forecast to move Northwest slowly.

Ramil is being stalled by low pressure trough off Japan.

Ramil is seen to continue its northwest track, reaching 900 kms East Northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, by Monday; 700 kms East of Aparri, Cagayan on Tuesday and 370 kms East of Aparri, Cagayan by Wednesday.

“The Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms," it added in its 5 a.m. bulletin. (PNA)

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One Response to “WEATHER: “Ramil” still lethargic; continues to pack force over ocean”

  1. Translation Chicago on October 20th, 2009 11:52 am

    Oh please let the rain go away this time. Filipinos need a break. Still so many cleaning up to do after Ondoy. News says we are now seeing the effects of climate change – extreme rain, floods in wide scale proportion, a foreseen earthquake – sounds like doomsday is coming. But hey, I’m just stating a fact. Some people still chose to believe that this is just bad science. But its happening not only in the Philippines but around the world. Global warming is affecting the whole world. So what can we do?… Maybe we could start caring for our community and be sensitive. Its success is built upon the action of every individual, regardless of nationality, to conserve energy and live in a greener, cleaner community.