Tuesday, October 26, 2021

‘Jolina’ makes 6th landfall in Dimasalang, Masbate

TYPHOON “Jolina” made its sixth landfall in Dimasalang, Masbate around 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, said the state weather bureau in its 11 a.m. bulletin.

The typhoon earlier made landfalls in these areas:

1. Hernani, Eastern Samar -- 10 p.m., Monday, September 6

2. Daram, Samar -- 2 a.m., Tuesday, September 7

3. Santo Niño, Samar -- 3:40 a.m., Tuesday, September 7

4. Almagro, Samar -- 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 7

5. Tagapul-an, Samar -- 7:50 a.m., Tuesday, September 7

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Jolina, the 10th tropical cyclone in the country this year, will continue to move general west northwest, traversing Masbate and Ragay Gulf before making another landfall in the vicinity of southeastern Quezon Tuesday night, or early morning Wednesday, September 8.

“It will then briefly emerge over Lopez Bay before making landfall in the vicinity of northern Quezon,” it added.

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, the center of Jolina was located in the vicinity of Dimasalang, Masbate, still packing maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center, gusts of up to 150 km/h, and central pressure of 990 hPa. It was moving west northwest at 15 km/h.

Pagasa said strong winds or higher extend outwards up to 180 kilometers from the center of the typhoon.

The weather bureau raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) Number 3 in the extreme southern portion of Quezon (San Francisco, San Narciso, San Andres, Mulanay, Buenavista, Catanauan), Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, the western portion of Albay (Pio Duran, City of Ligao, Oas, Libon, Jovellar), and the western portion of Sorsogon (Matnog, Bulan, Magallanes, Pilar, Castilla, Donsol) in Luzon; and the northwestern portion of Samar (Calbayog City, Tagapul-An, Santo Niño, Almagro), the extreme western portion of Northern Samar (San Antonio, Capul, San Vicente, San Isidro), and the northern portion of Biliran (Maripipi) in Visayas.

Resident of these areas were warned against destructive typhoon-force winds that may bring generally moderate to heavy damage to structures and vegetation.

TCWS Number 2 was hoisted over the central and southern portions of Quezon (Real, Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, City of Tayabas, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Unisan, Plaridel, Gumaca, Pitogo, Macalelon, General Luna, Lopez, Guinayangan, Calauag, Quezon, Alabat, Perez, Tagkawayan), the southeastern portion of Batangas (Padre Garcia, Rosario, San Juan, Lobo, Taysan), the western portion of Camarines Norte (Capalonga, Jose Panganiban, Labo, San Vicente, San Lorenzo Ruiz, Santa Elena), the western and southern portions of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Lupi, Ragay, Libmanan, Sipocot, Cabusao, Pasacao, Pamplona, Gainza, Camaligan, Canaman, Magarao, Bombon, Naga City, Pili, Ocampo, Iriga City, Sagñay, Buhi, Milaor, San Fernando, Minalabac, Bula, Nabua, Baao, Balatan, Bato, Calabanga), Marinduque, the rest of Albay, the rest of Sorsogon, and the eastern portion of Romblon (Cajidiocan, Magdiwang, San Fernando, Romblon, Corcuera, Banton, Concepcion) in Luzon; and the western portion of Northern Samar (Lavezares, Allen, Victoria, Rosario, San Jose, Bobon, Catarman, Lope de Vega, Mondragon, San Roque, Pambujan, Silvino Lobos, Biri), the northern portion of Samar (Santa Margarita, Gandara, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao, San Jorge, Pagsanghan, Tarangnan, City of Catbalogan, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, Hinabangan, San Sebastian, Calbiga, Pinabacdao, Villareal, Santa Rita, Talalora, Daram, Zumarraga), Leyte, and the rest of Biliran in Visayas.

In those areas under TCWS 2, damaging gale-force to storm-force winds are likely to occur and may bring generally light to moderate damage to structures and vegetation, said Pagasa.

Under TCWS Number 1 are Nueva Ecija, the southeastern portion Nueva Vizcaya (Alfonso Castaneda), the southern portion Aurora (Dingalan, San Luis, Maria Aurora, Baler), the southern portion of Zambales (Masinloc, Palauig, Iba, Botolan, Cabangan, San Felipe, San Marcelino, San Narciso, San Antonio, Castillejos, Subic, Olongapo City), Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, the rest of Batangas, the rest of Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, and the northern portion Occidental Mindoro (Abra de Ilog, Paluan, Mamburao, Santa Cruz, Sablayan, Lubang Islands), Catanduanes, the rest of Quezon, the rest of Camarines Norte, and the rest of Camarines Sur; and Eastern Samar, the rest of Samar, the rest of Northern Samar, the northern portion of Cebu (Daanbantayan, Medellin, Santa Fe, Bantayan Islands, City of Bogo, San Remigio, Tabogon, Borbon, Tabuelan, Sogod, Tuburan, Catmon, Carmen, Danao City, Asturias, Compostela, Camotes Islands, Liloan, Consolacion, Cebu City, Balamban, Mandaue City), the northern portion Negros Occidental (Cadiz City, Manapla, Enrique B. Magalona, City of Victorias, Sagay City, City of Escalante, Toboso, Calatrava, Silay City), the northern portion of Iloilo (Carles, Estancia, Balasan, Batad, San Dionisio, Concepcion, Sara, Ajuy, Lemery, San Rafael, Barotac Viejo, City of Passi, Bingawan), Capiz, and Aklan.

Strong winds (strong breeze to near gale conditions) with occasional gusts will be experienced in areas under TCWS 1 and this may result in up to very light damage to structures and vegetation, added the weather bureau.

Pagasa has lifted TCWS Number 1 in other areas.

In the next 24 hours, Pagasa said that heavy to intense with at times torrential rains will be experienced over Masbate, Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Northern Samar, Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines provinces, Southern Quezon, Romblon, and Marinduque.

Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will be experienced over Mindoro Provinces and the rest of Calabarzon and 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,” Pagasa said.

Also, in the next 24 hours, the threat of coastal inundation due to storm surge of up to 0.5-1.0 meters will continue for several coastal localities of Biliran, Sorsogon, Samar, and Masbate. Pagasa said this may pose threat to life and property.

Jolina was forecast to cross Central Luzon (roughly to the east and north of Metro Manila) Wednesday or Thursday morning, September 9.

Frictional effects during its traverse of Luzon landmass will weaken Jolina down to tropical storm category, said Pagasa.

The typhoon was also forecast to emerge over the West Philippine Sea before noon on Thursday, September 9, and re-intensification may occur beginning Thursday afternoon as it moves west northwest over the West Philippine Sea toward the southern China-northern Vietnam area. (LMY)


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