More areas under Signal No. 2 as “Tisoy” moves towards Bicol

(Eagle News)–More areas are under a Signal No. 2 as Typhoon “Tisoy” maintains its strength and moved towards the Bicol area.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, and Sorsogon Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, and Samar are under the storm alert.

Signal No. 1, on the other hand, is hoisted over Aurora, the eastern portion of Nueva Ecija (Cabanatuan City, Cabiao, Gabaldon, Gapan City, General Mamerto Natividad, General Tinio, Jaen, Laur, Pantabangan, Peñaranda, Rizal, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Leonardo, Santa Rosa), Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Metro Manila, Oriental Mindoro, Quezon including Polillo Islands, Camarines Norte, Masbate including Burias and Ticao Island, Marinduque, and Romblon Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, northern portion of 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, Victorias City), Northern and Metro Cebu, Biliran, Leyte, and Southern Leyte Dinagat Islands and Siargao Island.

“Tisoy” was last spotted 595 km east of Virac, Catanduanes, packing maximum  sustained winds of up to 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph.

It is moving west at 20 kph.

“Tisoy” is forecast to make landfall over Bicol Region between tomorrow evening and early Tuesday morning.

Between tomorrow afternoon and Tuesday morning,  continuous heavy to intense rains are forecast over Bicol Region.

Occasional to frequent heavy rains are forecast over Samar provinces, and Biliran.

Moderate to occasional heavy rains are expected over Romblon, Marinduque and Quezon.

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains are expected over Cagayan Valley.

According to PAGASA, a   storm surge height in surge-prone areas are expected: more than 3 meters over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, and Camarines Sur; up to 3 meters over Quezon, Camarines Norte, Albay, Quezon, and Sorsogon.

Sea travel is risky, especially for small sea craft, over the seaboards of areas under storm signals, the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, the eastern and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao due to prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.