(UPDATED) State weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the weather disturbance named "Quinta" (Molave) made landfall over San Miguel Island, Tabaco City, Albay at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, October 25, 2020, about four hours after it rapidly intensified into a typhoon.
As the cyclone neared Bicol region Sunday afternoon, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) in Albay announced the suspension of work and distance learning sessions on Monday, October 26.
In an advisory issued at 5 p.m. Sunday by Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara, who also heads the PDRRMC, the council said the suspension of classes and work in both public and private sectors is intended to allow communities and the government to repair any damage that the storm may cause.
Pagasa had forecast "Quinta" to make landfall either in the eastern coast of Camarines Sur or northeastern coast of Albay between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday.
As of 3 p.m., Pagasa said the typhoon was packing maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness up to 160 kph. It was still moving westward at 25 kph.
The weather bureau raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) no. 3 over Albay, Sorsogon, Burias Island, Ticao Island, Catanduanes and eastern portion of Camarines Sur. Typhoon-force winds were expected in these areas.
The following areas remained under TCWS no. 2 (61 to 120 kph winds prevailing or expected in 24 hours):