The Philippine sea effect strikes again with the rapid development of tropical depression Ambo this Sunday the 26th of June. The TD was a area of low pressure we have been watching for several days now but during Sunday morning it swiftly organized gaining an abundance of convection while setting up banding mostly on its southern flank.
Overall the forecast has changed little though with the rain continuing to be the biggest threat from this storm system. Some areas of Visayas and Luzon could see well over 200mm of total precipation bringing in the threat of flooding and landslides.
PAGASA put out the following warning on it.
•Estimated rainfall amount is from 2.5 – 10 mm per hour (moderate-heavy) within the 200 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
•Likewise, occasional moderate to heavy rains is expected over Central Luzon, CALABARZON and Bicol Region beginning today.
•TD AMBO is expected to weaken after making landfall over Aurora province tomorrow.
•Residents in low lying and mountainous areas of the provinces with PSWS#1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions.