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Catanduanes placed under signal No. 3 as ‘Tisoy’ regains strength
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Catanduanes placed under signal No. 3 as ‘Tisoy’ regains strength

December 2 ------ Catanduanes is now placed under tropical cyclone wind signal No. 3, as typhoon “Tisoy” (international name “Kammuri”) has regained strength before its landfall over Catanduanes or Albay between Monday night and Tuesday morning. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) last located “Tisoy” at 355 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes at around 4 a.m. on Monday. It has re-intensified, packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 185 kph, but retained its westward movement at 20 kph.
Signal No. 2 was raised in the eastern Laguna (Pakil, Mabitac, Santa Maria, Famy, Siniloan, Pangil, Paete, Kalayaan, Lumban, Santa Cruz, Pagsanjan, Cavinti, Pila, Magdalena, Luisiana, Nagcarlan, Liliw, Majayjay, Rizal, and San Pablo City), eastern Batangas (Padre Garcia, Rosario, Taysan, Lobo, and San Juan), Quezon including Polillo Islands, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, and Biliran.

Areas under Signal No. 1 are southern Isabela (Palanan, Dinapique, San Mariano, San Guillermo, Benito Soliven, Naguilian, Reina Mercedes, Luna, Aurora, Cabatuan, San Mateo, Cauayan City, Alicia, Angadanan, Ramon, San Isidro, Echague, Cordon, Santiago City, Jones, and San Agustin), Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, Quirino, Aurora, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Zambales, Bataan, Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, rest of Laguna, rest of Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, Calamian Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras northern Negros Occidental (Bacolod City, Bago City, Cadiz City, Calatrava, Enrique B. Magalona, Escalante City, La Carlota City, Manapla, Murcia, Pulupandan, Sagay City, Salvador Benedicto, San Carlos City, San Enrique, Silay City, Talisay City, Toboso, Valladolid and Victorias City), northern Cebu (Daanbantayan, Bantayan, Madridejos, Santa Fe, Medellin, Bogo City, San Remigio, Tabogon, Tabuelan, Borbon, Sogod, Catmon and Asturias), metro Cebu (Balamban, Toledo City, Pinamungahan, Aloguinsan, Naga City, Talisay City, Cordova, Minglanilla, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Cebu City, Consolacion, Liloan, Compostela and Danao City), Leyte, Southern Leyte, Dinagat Islands, and Siargao Island.

PAGASA weather specialist Loriedin dela Cruz said intermittent to occasional heavy rains are being felt in the Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Northern Cebu, Dinagat Islands, and Siargao Island. She said heavy rains will become more frequent to continuous starting Monday afternoon until Tuesday over the Bicol Region, southern Quezon, and Marinduque. Occasional heavy rains will prevail over Northern Samar, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, and the rest of Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Bagnagas, Rizal, Quezon), while intermittent heavy rains can be felt in Metro Manila, eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela, and the rest of Eastern Visayas.

From Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday, Dela Cruz said frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains may prevail in Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Bicol Region, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, and Romblon. Meanwhile, intermittent to occasional heavy rains may affect the Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, Pangasinan, Aklan, Capiz, and northern Antique. Strong rush of wind may also be experienced in areas in Northern Luzon that are not under any tropical cyclone warnings due to the surge of northeast monsoon or “amihan.”

Source: mb.com.ph