TC Tropical Cyclone
According to the PAGAS as of 04:00 local time on 14 May 2020, Typhoon Vongfong is approximately 230 km east of the Catarman, Northern Samar, moving west at 15 kph. On entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), it has been locally named “Ambo”. PAGASA reports that Ambo has maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the centre and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It has rapidly intensified from a severe tropical storm into a Category 3 typhoon over the past 12 hours. Tropical wind signal #3 has been raised over Luzon, Mindanao and the Visayas (Eastern and Northern Samar). The trajectory of the weather disturbance is currently forecast to make landfall over the northeastern part of Northern Samar province, Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) in the afternoon of 14 May 14, 2020, before moving towards Sorsogon province, Bicol (Region V).
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