(Eagle News)–Typhoon “Tisoy” has maintained its strength and is now just off the coast of Bondoc Peninsula.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Signal No. 3 is hoisted over Camarines Sur, Albay, Camarines Norte, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Romblon, southern portion of Quezon (Perez, Alabat, Quezon, Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, Tayabas, Pagbilao, Lucena, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Pitogo, Gumaca, Lopez, Macalelon, General Luna, Calauag, Catanauan, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Francisco, San Andres), Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna.
Signal No. 2 is over Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, southern Aurora (Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis, Dingalan), Rizal, rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Calamian Islands (Coron, Busuanga, Culion, Linapacan), Cuyo Islands (Cuyo, Magsaysay, Agutaya), Zambales, Pangasinan, Northern Samar, Aklan, Capiz, Northern Antique (Caluya, Libertad, Pandan, Sebaste, Culasi, Tibiao), and Northern Iloilo (Carles, Balasan, Estancia, Btad, San Dionisio, Sara, Concepcion, Lemery).
Southern Isabela (Palanan, Dinapigue, 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, Quirino, rest of Aurora, northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran), Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, northern Negros Oriental (Canlaon, Guihulngan, Vallerhermoso), northern Negros Occidental (Talisay, Calatrava, Silay, Enrique B. Magalona, Victorias, Manapla, Cadiz, Sagay, Escalante, Toboso, Bacolod, Murcia, Salvador Benedicto, San Carlos, Bago, Pulupandan, Valladolid, La Carlota, San Enrique, Pontevedra, La Castellana, Moises Padilla), Northern Cebu (Daanbantayan, Bantayan, Madridejos, Santa Fe, Medellin, Bogo City, San Remigio, Tabogon, Tabuelan, Tuburan, Carmen Borbon, Sogod, Catmon, Asturias, and Camotes Islands), rest of Antique, rest of Iloilo, Guimaras, and Leyte, on the other hand, are under Signal No. 1.
As of 7 a.m., the eye of Typhoon “Tisoy” was located in the coastal waters of San Francisco, Quezon, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 155 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 235 kph.
It is moving west at 20 kph.
PAGASA said the eyewall of “Tisoy” is currently bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rainfall over Southern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon.
This eyewall is forecast to affect Cavite, Batangas and the northern portion of Mindoro Provinces within 3 hours.
PAGASA said the eye is expected to make landfall or pass close to Marinduque-Simara Island-Banton Island area before noon.
Between morning and late afternoon today, PAGASA said frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains are expected over Bicol Region, Romblon, Marinduque, Mindoro Provinces, CALABARZON, Metro Manila, Bataan, Pampanga and Bulacan.
Occasional to frequent heavy rains are expected over the rest of Central Luzon.
Intermittent heavy rains, PAGASA said, are expected over Samar Provinces, Biliran, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, and the northern portions of Negros Provinces and Cebu.
Between late afternoon today and tomorrow morning, PAGASA said frequent to continuous heavy (with isolated intense) rains are expected over Mindoro Provinces, Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Rizal, and Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands.
Occasional heavy rains are forecast over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Marinduque, Romblon and the rest of CALABARZON.
Intermittent heavy rains are expected over Bicol Region and Calamian Islands.
Storm surges of 2 to 3 meters are expected over several coastal areas in Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, Ticao and Burias Islands, and the southern coast of Southern Quezon; 1-2 meters over Camarines Norte, northern coast of Southern Quezon, Cavite, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales (Subic Bay coastal areas).
PAGASA said sea travel is risky, especially for small seacraft, over the seaboards of areas under storm signals, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Palawan, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to rough sea conditions
Gusty conditions may also be experienced in areas in Northern Luzon that are not under any storm signals (especially in the coastal and mountainous zones) due to the northeast monsoon.