By Marisol Bo-oc | 01:27 AM September 8, 2021
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 is raised over 16 areas in Luzon as Severe Tropical Storm Jolina continue to move in the west northwest direction over the Sibuyan Sea toward the Marinduque-Banton Island area, the state weather bureau Pagasa said Tuesday night.
In its 11 p.m. Severe Weather Bulletin, Pagasa said the center of Jolina was located 50 kilometers north northeast of Romblon, Romblon. It has a maximum sustained winds of 100 km per hour near the center, gustiness of up to 125 kph, and central pressure of 996 hPa. It is moving northwestward at a speed of 15 kph.
In the next 24 hours, heavy to intense with at times torrential rains will be experienced over Masbate, Romblon, Marinduque, Quezon, Batangas, and Laguna. Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are also likely over Metro Manila, Aurora, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, northern Palawan, the rest of Bicol Region, and Western Visayas.
Under these conditions, scattered to widespread flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are possible especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazard as identified in hazard maps.
“Jolina” is forecast to make landfall or pass very close to the vicinity of Marinduque tomorrow morning. Afterwards, the storm will move over the Tayabas Bay then make another landfall in the vicinity of southwestern Quezon or eastern Batangas tomorrow noon. However, due to the recent southwestward trend in the shift of track forecasts, the possibility of landfall in the vicinity of northern Oriental Mindoro is not ruled out at this time.
On the forecast track, “Jolina” is forecast to cross the Batangas-Cavite area between tomorrow noon and tomorrow evening before emerging over Manila Bay and making another landfall in the vicinity of Bataan Peninsula. Frictional effects during its traverse of mainland Luzon will weaken.
TCWS No. #2 (Damaging gale-force to storm-force winds prevailing or expected within 24 hours)
Romblon, the northwestern portion of Masbate (Aroroy) including Burias Island, Marinduque, the western section of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Lupi, Ragay, Libmanan, Sipocot, Cabusao, Pasacao, Pamplona, Gainza, Camaligan, Canaman, Magarao, Bombon, Naga City, Pili, Iriga City, Milaor, San Fernando, Minalabac, Bula, Nabua, Baao, Balatan, Bato, Ocampo), the northern and central portions of Oriental Mindoro (Bansud, Gloria, Pinamalayan, Pola, Socorro, Victoria, Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan), the northern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Abra de Ilog, Paluan) including Lubang Islands, Quezon including Polillo Islands, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and the southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Antonio, Castillejos, Subic, Olongapo City),
TCWS No. #1 (Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours)
La Union, the southern portion of Benguet (Sablan, Tublay, Bokod, La Trinidad, Baguio City, Itogon, Tuba, Kapangan, Atok), the southern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Alfonso Castaneda, Dupax del Norte, Dupax del Sur, Aritao, Santa Fe, Kayapa), the southern portion of Quirino (Nagtipunan), the southern portion of Aurora (Dipaculao, Baler, Maria Aurora, San Luis, Dingalan), Pangasinan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, the rest of Zambales, Camarines Norte, the rest of Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, the southwestern and central portions of Masbate (Mandaon, Baleno, Cawayan, Milagros, Dimasalang, Uson, Balud, City of Masbate, and Mobo) including Ticao Island, the rest of Oriental Mindoro, and the rest of Occidental Mindoro
The northwestern portion of Antique (Caluya), Aklan, Capiz, and the northeastern portion of Iloilo (San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Carles, Balasan, Sara)
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 in other areas is hereby lifted.