Typhoon Rolly continues to weaken, now over West Philippine Sea

By CNN Philippines Staff

Typhoon Rolly continues to weaken while moving over the West Philippine Sea, according to the state weather bureau.

In its 8 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said Rolly is expected to weaken into a severe tropical storm in the next 24 hours.

As of 7 p.m., the eye of the typhoon was located 120 km west of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro. It has maximum sustained winds of 125 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph.

PAGASA added that Rolly may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Tuesday morning.

The typhoon made four landfalls on Sunday in the towns of Bato, Catanduanes; Tiwi, Albay; San Narciso, Quezon; and Lobo, Batangas.

All Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals in Visayas and Mindanao have been lifted.

Signal No. 3 remains hoisted over the southwestern portion of Batangas (Tingloy, Mabini, Bauan, San Luis, Taal, Santa Teresita, Alitagtag, Taal lake, San Nicolas, Talisay, Laurel, Agoncillo, Lemery, Calaca, Balayan, Tuy, Nasugbu, Lian, Calatagan), and the northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Abra de Ilog, Mamburao, Paluan) including Lubang Island.

Signal No. 2 is up over Cavite, the rest of Batangas, the northern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, Calapan City, Naujan, Victoria, Pola), and the central portion of Occidental Mindoro (Santa Cruz, Sablayan).

Signal No. 1, on the other hand, is hoisted over the southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Felipe, San Narciso, San Antonio, Castillejos, Subic, Olongapo City), Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Rizal, Laguna, Metro Manila, and the rest of Occidental Mindoro, the rest of Oriental Mindoro, Calamian Islands, Marinduque, and Quezon including Polillo Islands.

The National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council said power interruptions were reported in Laguna, Batangas, and Quezon.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

%d bloggers like this: