Jolina now a typhoon; Signal No. 3 up in Samar provinces

Severe Tropical Storm Jolina intensified into a typhoon while Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 was hoisted over Samar areas, state weather bureau said Monday.

On Twitter, PAGASA announced that the typhoon has made a landfall in the vicinity of Hernani, Eastern Samar at 10 p.m.advertisement

It also hoisted Signal No. 3 over southern portions of Eastern Samar and Samar provinces.

In an interview over dzBB, PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the typhoon will not affect Metro Manila. But the metropolis will experience rains due to thunderstorms.

PAGASA last located Jolina at 30 kilometers east-northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar with 95 kilometer per hour winds that can gust up to 115 kph.

Jolina was also expected to bring moderate to heavy rain, with at times intense rain, over Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, and Sorsogon.

Moderate to heavy rain could meanwhile be expected over the rest of the Visayas and Bicol Region.—LDF, GMA News

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