Thu. Dec 3rd, 2020

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said before noon on Sunday that Typhoon Rolly has weakened into a typhoon, and that Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 5 is no longer hoisted over areas in Bicol where the storm made initialy landfall.

However, Rolly,the world’s strongest storm so far this year, remains a threat as numerous areas in the country were still under TCWS No. 4 as of Sunday. 

As of 10 a.m., PAGASA said Rolly (international name Goni) was packing strong maximum winds of 215 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 295 km per hour while moving west at 25 kph.

Still under TCWS No. 4 with winds between 171 kph to 220 kph are:

· Metro Manila

· Camarines Norte

· Camarines Sur

· Catanduanes

· Albay

· northern portion of Sorsogon (Donsol, Pilar, Castilla, Sorsogon City, Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Juban, Casiguran, Magallanes)

· Burias Island

· Marinduque

· Cavite

· Laguna

· Batangas

· Rizal

· Quezon including Polillo Islands

· Pampanga

· Bulacan

· southern portion of Aurora (Dingalan)

· Bataan

· southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Felipe, San Narciso, San Antonio, Castillejos, Subic, Olongapo City, Botolan, Cabangan)

· northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro(Mamburao, Paluan) including Lubang Island

· northern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, Calapan City, Naujan, Pola, Victoria, Socorro, Pinamalayan)

The provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur were earlier placed under TCWS No. 5 after Rolly made landfall in Bato, Catanduanes at 4:50 a.m., and in Tiwi, Albay at 7:20 a.m. It was then packing winds of up to 225 kph, and gusts of up to 280 kph.

Meanwhile, TCWS no.3 is currently hoisted in the following areas where 121 to 170 kph winds are expected within 18 hours: 

· rest of Sorsogon

· northern portion of Masbate (Mobo, Masbate City, Milagros, Uson, Baleno, Aroroy, Mandaon) including Ticao Island

· rest of Zambales

· Romblon

· rest of Occidental Mindoro

· rest of Oriental Mindoro

· Tarlac

· southern portion of Nueva Ecija (Cuyapo, Talugtug, Muñoz City, Llanera, Rizal, Bongabon, Gabaldon, General Tinio, Laur, Palayan City, General Mamerto Natividad, Cabanatuan City, Santa Rosa, Peñaranda, Gapan City, San Isidro, Cabiao, San Antonio, Jaen, San Leonardo, Zaragoza, Aliaga, Talavera, Santo Domingo, Quezon, Licab, Guimba, Nampicuan)

· central portion of Aurora (San Luis, Baler, Maria Aurora)

· Northern Samar

The following areas are under signal no. 2 with 61- to 120-kph winds:

· rest of Aurora

· Nueva Vizcaya

· Quirino

· Benguet

· La Union

· Pangasinan

· rest of Nueva Ecija

· rest of Masbate

· northern portion of Samar (Catbalogan City, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, Hinabangan, San Sebastian, Tarangnan, Pagsanghan, San Jorge, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao, Gandara, Santa Margarita, Calbayog City, Santo Nino, Almagro, Tagapul-An)

· northern portion of Eastern Samar (San Julian, Sulat, Taft, Can-Avid, Dolores, Maslog, Oras, San Policarpo, Arteche, Jipapad)

· extreme northern portion of Antique (Pandan, Libertad, Caluya)

· northwestern portion of Aklan (Buruanga, Malay, Nabas, Ibajay)

Signal no. 1 is still hoisted over the following areas with  30-60 kph winds.

· Mainland Cagayan

· Isabela

· Apayao

· Kalinga

· Mountain Province

· Ifugao

· Abra

· Ilocos Norte

· Ilocos Sur

· northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Dumaran, Araceli) including Calamian and Cuyo Islands

· rest of the northern portion of Antique (Sebaste, Culasi, Tibiao, Barbaza, Laua-An)

· rest of Aklan

· Capiz

· northern portion of Iloilo (Lemery, Sara, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Balasan, Carles)

· northern portion of Cebu (San Remigio, Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan) including Bantayan Islands 

· Biliran

· the rest of Samar

· rest of Eastern Samar

· northern portion of Leyte (San Isidro, Tabango, Villaba, Matag-Ob, Palompon, Ormoc City, Pastrana, Palo, Calubian, Leyte, Kananga, Capoocan, Carigara, Jaro, Tunga, Barugo, Alangalang, Santa Fe, Tacloban City, Babatngon, San Miguel). SOVEREIGNPH

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