By J. Jala | 04:26 PM October 14, 2020
Tropical Depression Ofel made its third landfall over the vicinity of Burias Island, Masbate at 12 noon, the state weather bureau said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.
In its 2 p.m. weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Ofel first made landfall over Can-avid, Eastern Samar at 2:30 a.m. of Wednesday, then over Matnog, Sorsogon at 6 a.m. of the same day.
Based on Pagasa’s latest data, Ofel was last spotted at 105 kilometers west of Juban, Sorsogon.
Ofel is packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 55 kph.
The tropical was also monitored moving west at 10 kph.
Area of Responsibility either Friday morning or Friday afternoon.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 remains hoisted over the following areas:
The southern portion of Laguna (Luisiana, Majayjay, Liliw, Nagcarlan, Rizal, San Pablo City, Calauan, Alaminos, Los Baños, Bay, Magdalena)
The central and southern portions of Quezon (Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, San Narciso, San Andres, Mulanay, San Francisco, Catanauan, Lopez, Calauag, Quezon, Alabat, Perez, Atimonan, Tayabas City, Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, Gumaca, General Luna, Macalelon, Pitogo, Unisan, Plaridel, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Pagbilao, Lucena City, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio)
Masbate (including Ticao and Burias Islands)
The weather disturbance is expected to bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Bicol Region, Cavite Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon province, Aurora, Marinduque, Romblon, and Mindoro provinces from Wednesday to Thursday morning.