Storm signal raised as typhoon ‘Tisoy’ intensifies


MANILA, Philippines – Some provinces were put under signals No. 2 and 3 by state weather bureau Pagasa as typhoon “Tisoy” slightly intensified Monday, 02 December 2019, and causing suspension of classes in some areas.

According to Pagasa, it was last seen 355 km east of Virac, Catanduanes, moving west at 20 kph with maximum winds of 150 kph and gusts of up to 185 kph.

Catanduanes has been placed under wind signal no.3, where 121 to 170 kilometers per hour winds are expected within 18 hours.

Meanwhile, Signal No. 2 was raised in the following areas:

– Eastern portion of Laguna

– Eastern portion of Batangas

– Quezon including Polillo Islands

– Oriental Mindoro

– Marinduque

– Romblon

– Camarines Norte

– Camarines Sur

– Albay

– Sorsogon

– Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands

– Northern Samar

– Eastern Samar

– Samar

– Biliran

The following areas were placed under signal no. 1:

– Metro Manila

– Southern Isabela

– Mountain Province

– Ifugao

– Benguet

– Nueva Vizcaya,

– Ilocos Sur

– La Union

– Pangasinan

– Quirino

– Aurora

– Nueva Ecija

– Tarlac

– Pampanga

– Bulacan

– Zambales

– Bataan

– Rizal

– Cavite

– rest of Laguna

– rest of Batangas

– Occidental Mindoro and Calamian Islands

– Aklan

– Capiz

– Antique

– Iloilo

– Guimaras

– northern portion of Negros Occidental

– Northern Cebu

– Metro Cebu

– Leyte

– Southern Leyte

– Dinagat Islands

– Siargao Island

PAGASA said, the typhoon is forecast to make landfall over Catanduanes and Albay between Monday night and early Tuesday.

PAGASA said intermittent to occasionally heavy rains would prevail over the Bicol region, Eastern Visayas, Northern Cebu, Dinagat Islands, and Siargao Island on Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains are expected from Tuesday to Wednesday noon over Central Luzon, Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, and Romblon.

Intermittent to occasionally heavy rains will prevail over Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Pangasinan, Aklan, Capiz, and northern Antique, PAGASA said.

One to 3 meter-storm surges may affect coastal areas in Quezon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, and Samar, it added.

The typhoon is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility by Friday morning. (Marian Sinamban/IAMIGO/CNS)

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