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Typhoon Nina ‘slightly’ weakens; 32 areas under storm signals

/ 06:55 AM December 26, 2016

Typhoon “Nina” (international name: Nock-Ten) slightly weakened early Monday as it traversed Marinduque.

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The typhoon packed maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center—down from 175 kph—and gusts of up to 250 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

BACKSTORY: ‘Nina’ makes second landfall in Camarines Sur

Nina was last spotted 85 kilometers north of Romblon, Romblon, traversing Mompog pass. It was moving westward with a speed of 20 kph.

“It is expected to traverse the provinces of southern Quezon, Batangas, and Cavite,” Pagasa said.

Signal No. 3 was raised over Camarines Sur, southern Quezon, Marinduque, Batangas, northern Oriental Mindoro, Lubang Island, Cavite and Laguna.

READ: Typhoon ‘Nina’ pounds Bicol

Metro Manila, Rizal, northern Quezon including Polillo Islands,  Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga, southern Zambales, , rest of Oriental Mindoro, Romblon,  northern Occidental Mindoro, Burias Island, Camarines Norte, and Albay were placed under Signal No. 2.

The rest of Occidental Mindoro, Masbate including Ticao Island, rest of Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, southern Aurora, Pangasinan, Sorsogon and Catanduanes were under Signal No. 1.

Sea travel remained risky over the seaboards of Luzon.

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Storm surge height of up to 2.5 meters is possible over the coastal areas of Camarines Sur and southern Quezon, Pagasa warned. IDL

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