Signal No. 1 up in parts of Eastern, Northern Samar due to Ambo

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WeatherAlert: Signal No. 1 is raised in parts of Eastern Samar and Northern Samar before dawn on Wednesday, May 13, as Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) further intensifies. AmboPH

What's the weather like in your area?MANILA, Philippines – Signal No. 1 was raised in parts of Eastern Samar and Northern Samar before dawn on Wednesday, May 13, as Tropical Storm Ambo further intensified over the Philippine Sea.

In a bulletin issued 5 am on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said Ambo now has maximum winds of 85 kilometers per hour from the previous 65 km/h and gustiness of up to 105 km/h from the previous 80 km/h. Ambo is expected to strengthen further into a severe tropical storm, and then into a typhoon, as it approaches the Eastern Visayas-Bicol area. It was earlier only expected to reach severe tropical storm status, but it is likely to gather even more strength over water.

Ambo is now 410 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, moving north northwest at a slightly slower 15 km/h from the previous 20 km/h. Signal No. 1, which means winds of 30 to 60 km/h are expected in at least 36 hours, is up over these areas:PAGASA said strong to near-gale force winds will begin affecting the areas under Signal No. 1 on Thursday afternoon, May 14. (READ:

 

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