Thu. Nov 26th, 2020
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Tropical Depression “Tonyo” continues to move west-northwestward over Tayabas Bay towards the southern Quezon-Batangas area, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.

In its 8 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA reported the center of Tonyo made landfall over Torrijos, Marinduque at 4:30 a.m.

It will emerge over the West Philippine Sea on Sunday morning or afternoon and exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Monday morning, it added.

As of 7 a.m., the center of the tropical depression was estimated at 70 kilometers southwest of Alabat, Quezon or 40 kilometers south-southwest of Tayabas, Quezon.

It is moving west northwest at 25 kilometer per hour (kph) with maximum stained winds of 45 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 60 kph.

“Today, Tonyo will bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mindoro provinces, and Palawan including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands,” PAGASA said.

It added areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 is currently experiencing or will be experiencing strong breeze to near gale conditions with occasional gusts throughout the passage of ‘Tonyo’.

Signal No. 1 remains hoisted in Camarines Norte, the western portion of Camarines Sur, Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, the southern portion of Nueva Ecija, the southern portion of Tarlac, the southern portion of Aurora, the central and southern portions of Zambales, Marinduque, the northern portion of Romblon, the northern and central portions of Oriental Mindoro, and the northern and central portions of Occidental Mindoro. These areas will be experiencing strong breeze to near gale conditions with occasional gusts throughout the passage of Tonyo.

The northeast monsoon will also bring strong breeze to near gale conditions over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and the northern portion of mainland Cagayan.

PAGASA also reported that moderate to rough seas due to Tonyo and the prevailing easterlies will be experienced over the seaboards of areas under TCWS No. 1 and the eastern seaboards of Cagayan Valley, Aurora, and the northern portion of Quezon, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Catanduanes.

The northeast monsoon will bring rough to very rough seas over the seaboards of Batanes, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur and the northern seaboard of Cagayan including Babuyan Islands. Sea travel is risky over these waters, especially for mariners of small seacraft.It added areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 is currently experiencing or will be experiencing strong breeze to near gale conditions with occasional gusts throughout the passage of Tonyo. PNA

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