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Philippines, China, Vietnam - Tropical Cyclone VAMCO (DG ECHO, GDACS, PAGASA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 10 November 2020)

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  • Tropical cyclone VAMCO formed over the Philippine Sea and is moving west-northwest towards central Luzon. On 10 November, its centre was approximately 345 km north-east of the eastern coast of Samar Island (central Philippines).
  • VAMCO will move west, strengthening and makes landfall over the north-eastern coast of Camarines Norte Province (Bicol Region) or Quezon province on 11 November. After that, it will cross central Luzon passing very close the National Capital Region, (Metro Manila).
  • On 10-11 November, heavy rain, strong wind and storm surge are forecast across most parts of Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Bicol, National Capital Region (NCR) and Mimaropa.
  • VAMCO is the fifth tropical cyclone that will hit the central Philippines over the last 20 days.
  • A tropical storm signal 1 warning has been issued for the Regions of Calabarzon and Bicol parts of Samar provinces and a severe flood advisory is in effect over Calabarzon. PAGASA warns of the increasing likelihood of landfall at or near peak intensity in Goni-affected Bicol region.