In a meteorological report issued 11 November, the November, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that a tropical storm was currently localised at 180 km northeast of Virac (Catanduanes) and was moving a northwest direction at a speed of 15 km/h.

The storm, called Ulysses, comes with winds going up to 125 km/h. Ulysses should pass by the north of the province of Catanduanes 11 November, and then by the North and South Camarines provinces.

The storm will then from 12 November pass on the Quezon province.

Intense rains and strong winds are to be expected, especially in the island of Luzon.

The PAGASA also warned against a risk of intensification of the storm, which could become a typhoon in the next 12 hours.

An alert of level 2 (out of 4) for tropical cyclone winds have been made for Luzon Island.

Ulysses should impact the Luzon Island, in particular Manilla, and the regions of Calabarzon and Bicol.

Torrential rains are also expected especially in the provinces of North Camarines, South Camarines, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Quezon, Burias and Ticao islands, as well as Manilla, the provinces of  Aurora, Bulacain, Pampangue, Bataan, la Cordillera Administrative Region, the Cagayan valley, Marinduque, the north of the provinces of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, and the rest of the central regions of Luzon. 

The local meteorological services also warned against a risk of flooding.

We recommend to follow the local informations and especially on the PAGASA website, and the eventual instructions of local authorities.  

Travel disruptions are to be anticipated.

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