(Eagle News)–Typhoon “Tisoy” has slightly weakened as it moved over Pilar, Sorsogon.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Signal No. 3 remains hoisted over Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Camarines Norte, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Romblon, and the 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, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Francisco, San Andres), Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna.
Northern Samar, the northern portion of Eastern Samar (Can-avid, Dolores, Maslog, Oras, Arteche, Jipapad, San Policarpio), and northern portion of Samar (Catbalogan, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, San Jose de Buan, San Jorge, Pagsanghan, Tarangnan, Sta. Margarita, Gandara, Matuguinao, Calbayog, Tagapul-an, Almagro, Sto. Niño) are also under the same signal.
Signal No. 2, on the other hand, is hoisted over 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, Cuyo Islands (Cuyo, Magsaysay, Agutaya), Zambales, and Pangasinan, the rest of Eastern Samar, rest of Samar, Biliran, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, northern portion of 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), and Leyte.
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, San Vicente, Roxas), the rest of Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Siquijor, rest of Cebu, and Southern Leyte, Dinagat Islands and Siargao Island are under Signal No. 1.
PAGASA said as of 1 a.m., the eye of Typhoon “Tisoy” was located in the vicinity of Pilar, Sorsogon, packing maximum sustained winds of 165 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 275 kph.
It is also moving west at 15 kph.
PAGASA said the eyewall of “Tisoy” is currently bringing violent winds and intense rainfall over Northern Samar, Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon.
Camarines Norte and Masbate will be affected by the eyewall in the next 3 hours.
Until noon today, PAGASA said frequent to continuous heavy to intense (with isolated torrential) rains are expected over Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Southern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon.
Occasional to frequent heavy rains are forecast over Samar, Eastern Samar, Rizal, rest of Quezon, Laguna, and Oriental Mindoro, while intermittent heavy rains are expected over Metro Manila, Occidental Mindoro, rest of CALABARZON, Aurora, rest of Eastern Visayas, and the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela.
Between noon today and tomorrow morning, the bureau said frequent to continuous heavy to intense (with isolated torrential) rains are expected over CALABARZON, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, and Romblon.
Occasional to frequent heavy rains are forecast over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Calamian Islands.
Intermittent heavy rains are also forecast over Aklan, Capiz, and northern Antique.
PAGASA said storm surges of more than 3 meters over several coastal areas in Catanduanes, Northern Samar, the northern and eastern coast of Camarines Sur, the eastern coast of Albay, and the eastern and southern coast of Sorsogon; up to 3 meters over several coastal areas in Batangas, Quezon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, and the remaining coastal areas of Camarines Sur, Albay and Sorsogon are possible.
Sea travel is risky 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 prevailing or forecast rough sea conditions.
Gusty conditions may also be experienced in areas in Northern Luzon that are not under any storm signal (especially in the coastal and mountainous zones) due to the northeast monsoon.