Typhoon Tisoy maintains strength en route to Southern Luzon
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Tisoy is now off the coast of Bondoc Peninsula as it maintained its strength on Tuesday morning, the weather bureau reported.
In its Severe Weather Bulletin issued at 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Tisoy is currently bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rainfall over the southern part of Quezon, Marinduque and Romblon while its eyewall or center of the typhoon is expected to affect Cavite, Batangas and the northern portion of Mindoro provinces within three hours.
Tisoy’s eyewall which was spotted off San Francisco, Quezon at 7 a.m., is forecast to make landfall or pass near the Marinduque-Simara Island-Banton Island area before noon.
Tisoy packs maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 235 kph. It is moving westward at 20 kph, Pagasa said.
The weather bureau said Tisoy will bring frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains to the Bicol region, Romblon, Marinduque, Mindoro provinces, Calabarzon (Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, Laguna, Quezon), Metro Manila, Bataan, Pampanga and Bulacan between Tuesday morning and late afternoon.
Occasional to frequent heavy rains are expected over the rest of Central Luzon while intermittent heavy rains will prevail over the Samar provinces, Biliran, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, and the northern portions of Negros provinces and Cebu.
Between Tuesday late afternoon and Wednesday morning, Mindoro provinces, Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Rizal, and northern Quezon including Polillo Island will experience frequent to continuous heavy (with isolated intense) rains, Pagasa said.
Meanwhile, Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Marinduque, Romblon and the rest of Calabarzon will have occasional heavy rains and Bicol Region and Calamian Islands will experience intermittent heavy rains, the weather bureau added.
Storm surges measuring two to three meters are expected in several coastal areas in Batangas, Mindoro provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, Ticao and Burias Islands, and the southern coast of southern Quezon.
Meanwhile, storm surges measuring one to two meters are possible in Camarines Norte, northern coast of southern Quezon, Cavite, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales (Subic Bay coastal areas), Pagasa said.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals (TCWS) in Bohol, Siquijor, Southern Leyte, and the rest of Cebu, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental have been lifted, Pagasa said.
Meanwhile, TCWS No. 3 remains hoisted over the following areas:
- Camarines Sur
- Camarines Norte
- Masbate including Ticao and Burias Island
- southern portion of Quezon (Perez, Alabat, Quezon, Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, Tayabas ,Pagbila ,Lucena , Sariaya , Candelaria , Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Atimonan ,Padre Burgos, Agdangan ,Plaridel ,Unisan, Pitogo ,Gumaca, Lopez, Macalelon, General Luna ,Calauag, Catanauan ,Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Francisco, San Andres
- Oriental Mindoro
- Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
TCWS No. 2 is still raised over the following areas:
- Metro Manila
- Nueva Ecija
- southern Aurora (Dipaculao
- Maria Aurora
- San Luis
- rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands
- Calamian Islands (Coron
- Cuyo Islands (Cuyo
- and Pangasinan
- Northern Samar
- Northern Antique (Caluya
- and Northern Iloilo (Carles
- San Dionisio
Pagasa also hoisted TCWS No. 1 over the following areas:
- Southern Isabela (Palanan
- San Mariano
- San Guillermo
- Benito Soliven
- Reina Mercedes
- San Mateo
- Cauayan City
- San Isidro
- Santiago City
- Jones and San Agustin)
- Mountain Province
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- rest of Aurora
- northern portion of Palawan (El Nido
- Eastern Samar
- northern Negros Oriental (Canlaon
- northern Negros Occidental (Talisay
- Enrique B. Magalona
- Salvador Benedicto
- San Carlos
- La Carlota
- San Enrique
- La Castellana
- Moises Padilla)
- Northern Cebu (Daanbantayan
- Santa Fe
- Bogo City
- San Remigio
- Carmen Borbon
- and Camotes Islands)
- rest of Antique
- rest of Iloilo
Pagasa warned that sea travel remain risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Palawan, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to rough sea conditions.
Gusty conditions may also be experienced in areas in Northern Luzon that are not under any TCWS (especially in the coastal and mountainous zones) due to the northeast monsoon, the weather bureau added.
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