Signal no. 3 hoisted in some parts of Luzon, Visayas


Some areas in Luzon and the Visayas have been placed under Tropical
Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 3 as Typhoon Jolina continues to move
west-northwestward over the Samar Sea.

In its 8 a.m. weather bulletin on Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric,
Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said
these areas are the northern and eastern portions of Masbate,
including Ticao and Burias Islands; the extreme western portion of
Northern Samar, the northern portion of Biliran, and the northwestern
portion of Samar.

Destructive typhoon-force winds may be experienced in these areas
within 18 hours, PAGASA said.

The following areas have been placed under TCWS No. 2 – Albay,
Sorsogon, the rest of Masbate, the western and southern portions of
Camarines Sur, the western portion of Camarines Norte, Marinduque, the
southern portion of Quezon, and the eastern portion of Romblon.

Also placed under Signal No. 2 are the rest of Biliran, the western
portion of Northern Samar, the rest of Samar, and the northern portion
of Leyte.

Areas under Signal No. 2 may have gale-force to storm-force winds
within 24 hours.

On the other hand, areas under Signal No. 1 are Catanduanes, the rest
of Camarines Sur, the rest of Camarines Norte, the rest of Quezon
including Polillo Islands, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, Metro
Manila, Bulacan, the rest of Romblon, and Oriental Mindoro; the rest
of Northern Samar, the rest of Eastern Samar, the rest of Leyte, the
northern portion of Southern Leyte, the northern portion of Cebu
including Camotes and Bantayan Islands, the northeastern portion of
Iloilo, the northern portion of Aklan and the northern portion of

These areas may experience strong winds.

“Jolina” packs maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour
(kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

Heavy to intense, with at times torrential rains will prevail over
Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, Biliran, Sorsogon, Albay,
Romblon, and Masbate.

Moderate to heavy, with at times intense rains are also likely over
the southern portion of Quezon, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro,
Marinduque, and the rest of Bicol Region and the Visayas.

PAGASA said scattered to widespread flooding and rain-induced
landslides are possible, especially in areas susceptible to these

Rough to very rough seas will prevail over the seaboards of areas
under TCWS No. 3 and 2. Sea travel is risky for all types of seacraft
over these waters.

Moderate to rough seas is expected over the seaboards of areas under
TCWS No. 1, the remaining seaboards of the Visayas, and the northern
eastern seaboards of Mindanao.

PAGASA advised mariners of small seacrafts to take precautionary
measures when venturing out to the sea.

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