Signal No. 1 up over NCR as Jolina moves over Bataan

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 has been raised over Metro Manila as tropical storm Jolina maintained its strength while traversing Bataan, PAGASA said on Wednesday evening.advertisement

In its 8 p.m. severe weather bullet, the weather agency said TCWS No. 2 remains raised over the following areas:

  • The western portion of Tarlac (Bamban, Capas, San Jose, Mayantoc)
  • Zambales
  • the western portion of Pampanga (Mabalacat City, Angeles City, Porac,
  • Floridablanca, Lubao, Guagua, Santa Rita, Bacolor, City of San Fernando, Minalin,
  • Sasmuan, Macabebe, Masantol, Santo Tomas)
  • the southwestern portion of Bulacan (Calumpit, Hagonoy, Paombong, City of Malolos, Bulacan)
  • the western portion of Cavite (Kawit, Bacoor City, Imus City, Noveleta, Rosario, Tanza, City of General Trias, Naic, Maragondon, Ternate, Trece Martires City, Magallanes, General Emilio Aguinaldo, City of Dasmariñas)
  • Bataan
  • the northwestern portion of Batangas (Nasugbu)
  • Lubang Islands

Meanwhile TCWS No. 1 is raised over the following:

  • Metro Manila
  • Pangasinan
  • the rest of Tarlac
  • the rest of Bulacan
  • the rest of Pampanga
  • Nueva Ecija
  • the southern portion of Aurora (Dingalan, San Luis, Maria Aurora)
  • the northern and central portions of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta, Real, Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, City of Tayabas, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio), the rest of Batangas
  • the rest of Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Rizal
  • the northern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Paluan, Abra de Ilog, Mamburao, Santa Cruz)
  • the northern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan)

Areas under TCWS No. 2 may experience damaging gale-force to storm-force winds while areas under TCWS No. 1 may experience strong winds with occasional gusts.

PAGAGA said this may result in very light to moderate damage to structures and vegetation.

As of 7 p.m., the center of Jolina was estimated in the vicinity of Mariveles, Batan with maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 115 kph.

It is moving northwestward at 15 kph.

The weather agency said Jolina is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday evening or early Friday morning.

Severe weather bulletins on Jolina and typhoon Kiko will be issued at 11 p.m.

Hazards affecting land areas

In the next 24 hours, PAGASA said moderate to heavy rains are expected over Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Aurora, the northern and central portions of Quezon, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, Laguna, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan, including the Kalayaan and Calamian Islands.

The weather agency warned against scattered to widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides, saying these were “highly likely.”

It also warned against possible coastal flooding in areas under TCWS No. 2 due to hazardous surf conditions.

Hazards affecting coastal waters

Meanwhile, Jolina is expected to bring rough to very rough seas over the seaboards of areas under TCWS No. 2

“Sea travel is risky for all types of seacrafts over these waters. Mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek safe harbor,” it said.

Seaboards of areas under TCWS No. 1 and the remaining seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas may, meanwhile, experience moderate to rough seas.

“Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions,” it said. -NB, GMA News

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