Published November 15, 2019, 2:14 PM
By Alexandria Dennise San Juan
Tropical Storm “Ramon” (international name “Kalmaegi”) continued to intensify while moving slowly on Friday morning as it moved closer to the Luzon landmass, the state weather bureau said.
In its 11 a.m. weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Ramon was last spotted 420 kilometers off east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora or 460 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City in Cagayan.
Ramon’s slightly strengthened before dawn Friday, and now packs maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kilometers per hour.
It also shifted its direction and was already moving slowly north northwestward.
PAGASA weather specialist Raymond Ordinario