Typhoon Jenny slows down, slightly weakens – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Jenny (international name: Koinu) slightly weakened as it decelerated northwestward over the Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said in its latest bulletin on Tuesday.
Based on the 11 a.m. advisory of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Jenny’s sustained winds and gustiness reduced from 165 kilometers per hour (kph) to 155 kph and from 205 kph to 190 kph, respectively.
The typhoon, which eye was located 330 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, as of 10 a.m., October 3, slowed down on its northwestward track from 15 kph to 10 kph.
Nevertheless, Pagasa said Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 is still hoisted over Batanes due to Jenny. TCWS No. 1 also remained over the following areas:
- Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
- Northern and eastern portions of Isabela (Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan, Santa Maria, San Pablo, Tumauini, Cabagan, Ilagan City, San Mariano, Santo Tomas, Dinapigue, Benito Soliven, Naguilian, Gamu, Quirino, Delfin Albano, Quezon, Mallig)
- Northeastern portion of Abra (Tineg, Lacub, Malibcong)
- Northern portion of Kalinga (Balbalan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, City of Tabuk)
- Ilocos Norte
Pagasa Assistant Weather Services Chief Chris Perez said inclement weather conditions are still expected over the northern portion of the country due to the size or extent of Jenny.
“Bagamat malayo po ‘yung mata ng bagyong si Jenny sa kalupaan ng ating bansa ay makikita natin ‘yung malawak na ulap nito ay nakakaapekto na nga sa ilang bahagi ng Northern at Central Luzon,” he said.
(Although the eye of Typhoon Jenny is far from the land of our country, we can see that its vast clouds are already affecting some parts of northern and central Luzon.)
Pagasa also kept its gale warning signals over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon as Jenny’s effects were seen to trigger big waves.
It further maintained that Jenny is anticipated to boost the southwest monsoon, locally known as habagat, which would cause occasional rains in the western portions of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas in the next three days.
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