'Ramil' intensifies, to exit PAR Monday
MANILA (2nd UPDATE) – Typhoon "Ramil" gained strength but is still not expected to affect any part of the country, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
PAGASA said as of 4 a.m. Monday, Ramil was located 910 kilometers northeast of Itbayat, Batanes.
It was packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 185 kph.
It is forecast to move northwest at 28 kph. At this rate, PAGASA said Ramil will exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) within the day.
PAGASA said Palawan, Central Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rains and thunderstorms, mostly in the afternoon or evening.