‘Quinta’ intensifies into a typhoon; 6 areas now under Signal No. 3
MANILA, Philippines — Severe tropical storm Quinta intensified into a typhoon at 2 p.m. on Sunday a few hours before its expected landfall in the Bicol region.
In a weather bulletin issued 5 p.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Quinta was last seen 70 kilometers east northeast of Legazpi City, Albay. Quinta is expected to make landfall over the eastern coast of Camarines Sur – northeastern coast of Albay between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sunday.
The typhoon continues to move west towards Bicol at 25 km per hour with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #11FOR: TYPHOON "#QuintaPH" (MOLAVE)TROPICAL CYCLONE: WARNINGISSUED AT 5:00 PM, 25 October…
The following areas are placed under TCWS Signal No. 3 where residents may experience winds of 21-170 kph and intermittent rains within 18 hours:
-the eastern portion of Camarines Sur (Goa, Ocampo, Bula, Lagonoy, Garchitorena, Caramoan, Presentacion, San Jose, Tigaon, Sagnay, Buhi, Iriga City, Baao, Nabua, Bato, Balatan)
-Burias and Ticao Islands
TCWS No. 2 is raised over:
-the rest of Camarines Sur
-central and southern portions of Quezon (Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, Dolores, Candelaria, Tiaong, San Antonio, Sariaya, Tayabas City, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Perez, Alabat, Calauag, Quezon, Tagkawayan, Guinayangan, Lopez, Pitogo, Plaridel, Gumaca, Unisan, Agdangan, Padre Burgos, Macalelon, Catanauan, General Luna, Buenavista, San Narciso, Mulanay, San Andres, San Francisco),
-the southeastern portion of Laguna (Paete, Kalayaan, Lumban, Cavinti, Luisiana, Majayjay, Liliw, Rizal, Nagcarlan, San Pablo City, Alaminos, Magdalena, Pagsanjan),
-Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
TCWS No. 1:
-the rest of Quezon,
-the rest of Laguna
-the southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Felipe, San Narciso, Castillejos, Subic, San Antonio, Olongapo City, Botolan, Cabangan)
-northern portion of Samar (Calbayog City, Matuguinao, Tagapul-An, Santo Nino, Almagro, Santa Margarita, Gandara, San Jose de Buan, Pagsanghan, Tarangnan, San Jorge, Catbalogan City, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas)
-northern portion of Eastern Samar (Maslog, Jipapad, Arteche, San Policarpo, Oras, Dolores, Can-Avid, Taft)
-northern portion of Capiz (Sapi-An, Ivisan, Roxas City, Panay, Pilar, Pontevedra, President Roxas)
-northern portion of Antique (Caluya, Libertad, Pandan, Sebaste, Culasi), and the northeastern portion of Iloilo (Batad, Balasan, Estancia, Carles)
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