Bagyong Ambo - PAGASA Update - May 16, 2020

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced on their weather bulletin that the Bagyong Ambo was estimated based on all available data including those from Mt. Sto. Tomas (Benguet) Doppler Radar over the coastal waters of Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur (17.0°N, 120.3°E).

Available data including those from Mt. Sto. Tomas (Benguet) Doppler Radar over the coastal waters of Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur (17.0°N, 120.3°E). The weather bureau released the data as of 8:00 AM today, May 16, 2020.



Direction

Tropical storm Ambo was determined to be moving North Northwestward at 20 kilometers per hour.



Speed

Bagyong Ambo is currently seen moving North Northwestward at 20 kilometers per hour.



Strength

The tropical depression has a maximum sustained winds of up to 75 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 125 kilometers per hour. 



Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal Number 1 

Areas that will experience a 30-60 kilometers per hour winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours.

  • Batanes
  • the rest of Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Quirino
  • Aurora
  • the rest of Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • the northern portion of Zambales (Santa Cruz, Candelaria, Masinloc, Palauig, and Iba)
  • the rest of Pangasinan


Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal Number 2

Areas that will experience a 61-120 kilometers per hour winds prevailing or expected in 24 hours.

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • the eastern portion of Pangasinan (Lingayen, San Carlos City, Basista, Malasiqui, Alcala, Sto. Tomas, Rosales, Balungao, Umingan, Binmaley, Calasiao, Sta. Barbara, Urdaneta City, Villasis, Sta. Maria, San Quintin, Dagupan City, Mangaldan, Mapandan, Manaoag, Laoac, Binalonan, Asingan, Tayug, Natividad, San Jacinto, Pozzorubio, San Fabian, Sison, San Manuel, San Nicolas)
  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • Babuyan Islands,
  • the northwestern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Praxedes, Claveria, Sanchez Mira, Pamplona, Abulug), Nueva Vizcaya, and the northern portion of Nueva Ecija (Carranglan, Lupao, San Jose City, Pantabangan)


Furthermore, PAGASA released the following forecast positions

•24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 105 km West Southwest of Basco, Batanes (20.0°N, 121.1°E)
•48 Hour (Monday morning):360 km Northeast of Basco, Batanes (23.1°N, 124.0°E)
•72 Hour (Tuesday morning): 1,465 km Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR) (30.0°N, 132.0°E) 


Bagyong Ambo has an international name VongFong.