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PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin #8: Tropical Depression "Ambo" (Issued at 11:00 am, 13 May 2020)

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AMBO" MAINTAINS ITS STRENGTH AS IT MOVES NORTHWESTWARD OVER THE PHILIPPINE SEA EAST OF SAMAR ISLAND.

Heavy Rainfall Outlook:
Today (13 May): Scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rainshowers during thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas.

Tomorrow (14 May): Moderate to heavy rains over Eastern Visayas, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate.
Residents in these areas are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the local rainfall or thunderstorm advisories and heavy rainfall warnings from PAGASA Regional Services Divisions (PRSD). Flooding and rain-induced landslides may occur in highly to very highly susceptible areas during heavy or prolonged rainfall.

Tropical Cyclone Winds:
Strong to near-gale force winds associated with the TS will begin affecting the areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 tomorrow afternoon.

Other Hazards and Warning Information:
Rough seas will be experienced over the eastern seaboard of Bicol Region and the northern and eastern seaboards of Eastern Visayas today. Sea travel is risky over these areas.
TS AMBO is forecast to further intensify as it approaches the Eastern Visayas-Bicol Region area.
TCWS #1 may be raised over Sorsogon in the next bulletin.