Tropical depression “Ramon” is expected to intensify into a cyclone within 48 hours, the state weather bureau said Wednesday morning.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Ramon will cause light-to-moderate rains and intermittent heavy rains over Bicol, Northern Samar, Samar, and Eastern Samar.

In MIMAROPA, Romblon and Marinduque will also experience light-to-moderate with occasional heavy rains, as well as the southern parts of Quezon province.

At 4 a.m., November 11, tropical depression Ramon’s center was estimated based on all available data at 505 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar. It has a maximum wind of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 70 kph, moving west-northwest at 15 kph.

The northeast monsoon or “amihan” is also affecting Northern and Central Luzon.

Meanwhile, cloud skies with light rains due to amihan will be experienced in the provinces of locos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Apayao, Kalinga, Abra, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino and Aurora.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast to Northwest will prevail over northern Luzon and in Aurora province. The coastal waters will be rough to very rough.