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PHL’s 1st typhoon for 2020 to bring rains this week

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TROPICAL depression Ambo is expected to brings rains in different parts of the country this week as it moves in a northwest direction. As of Monday, weather bureau PAGASA said Ambo has slightly intensified while remaining almost stationary over the Philippine sea, bringing scattered light to moderate with isolated heavy rains over the southern islands of Mindanao. The typhoon’s center was 330 kilometers (km) east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur as of 3 p.m. Monday with maximum sustained winds of 55 km per hour near the center. PAGASA’s track forecast places Ambo east of Eastern Samar on Tuesday and Wednesday, moving up to Sorsogon by Thursday, north of Quezon by Friday, and west of Dagupan City by Saturday. No typhoon signals were up as of Monday but local disaster management councils have already raised warnings in landslide-prone areas. Ambo is this year’s first typhoon in the Philippines, where about 20 sweeps through annually.









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