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Rolly makes landfall over Bato, Catanduanes; Signal No. 5 up over 3 areas

Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) made landfall over the vicinity of Bato, Catanduanes before dawn on Sunday.

The center of the eye of Rolly made landfall at 4:50 a.m. in the area, PAGASA said.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 5 has been raised over the following areas:

  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • the eastern portion of Camarines Sur (Caramoan, Presentacion, Garchitorena, Lagonoy, Tinambac, Calabanga, Siruma, Tigaon, Bombon, Magarao, Camaligan, Gainza, Canaman, Milaor, Naga City, Minalabac, Balatan, Bula, Pili, Ocampo, Goa, San Jose, Sagnay, Buhi, Iriga City, Baao, Nabua, Bato)


Areas under TCWS No. 5 will experience Rolly's very strong winds of more than 220 km/h in at least 12 hours.

PAGASA warned of widespread damage to high-risk structures, very heavy damage to medium-risk structures, and heavy damage to low-risk structures.

"The situation is potentially very destructive to the community. All travels and outdoor activities should be cancelled. Evacuation to safer shelters should have been completed since it may be too late under this situation," PAGASA said.

TCWS No. 4 was hoisted over:

  • Camarines Norte
  • the rest of Camarines Sur
  • the northern portion of Sorsogon (Donsol, Pilar, Castilla, Sorsogon City, Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Juban, Casiguran, Magallanes)
  • Burias Island
  • the central and southern portions of Quezon (Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Gumaca, Pitogo, Macalelon, Catanauan, General Luna, Mulanay, San Francisco, San Andres, San Narciso, Buenavista, Lopez, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Calauag, Quezon, Alabat, Perez)
  • Marinduque
  • northern portion of Romblon (Concepcion, Corcuera, Banton)


Areas under TCWS No. 4 will have winds of greater than 171 km/h up to 220 km/h in at least 12 hours.

PAGASA warned of very heavy damage to high-risk structures, heavy damage to medium risk structures, moderate damage to low-risk structures, and considerable damage to structures of light materials. 

TCWS No. 3 is in effect over:


  • The rest of Sorsogon
  • the northern portion of Masbate (Mobo, Masbate City, Milagros, Uson, Baleno, Aroroy, Mandaon) including Ticao Island
  • the rest of Quezon including Polillo Island
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Rizal
  • Metro Manila
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Bataan
  • the southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Felipe, Olongapo City, Subic, Castillejos, San Antonio, San Narciso, Botolan, Cabangan)
  • the central portion of Romblon (Calatrava, San Andres, San Agustin, Romblon, Magdiwang, San Fernando, Cajidiocan)
  • the northern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Sablayan, Mamburao, Santa Cruz, Abra de Ilog, Paluan) including Lubang Island
  • northern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Bongabong, Gloria, Bansud, Pinamalayan, Socorro, Pola, Victoria, Naujan, Calapan City, Baco, San Teodoro, Puerto Galera)


  • Northern Samar


Areas under TCWS will have winds of greater than 121 km/h up to 170 km/h in at least 18 hours.

PAGASA warned of heavy damage to high-risk structures, moderate damage to medium-risk structures, light damage to low risk structures, and increasing damage to old, dilapidated residential structures and houses of light materials.

TCWS No. 2 meanwhile is up over the following areas:


  • Aurora
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Benguet
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • the rest of Zambales
  • Tarlac
  • Nueva Ecija
  • the rest of Oriental Mindoro
  • the rest of Occidental Mindoro
  • the rest of Romblon
  • the rest of Masbate


  • The northern portion of Samar (Catbalogan City, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, Hinabangan, San Sebastian, Tarangnan, Pagsanghan, San Jorge, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao, Gandara, Santa Margarita, Calbayog City, Santo Nino, Almagro, Tagapul-An)
  • the northern portion of Eastern Samar (San Julian, Sulat, Taft, Can-Avid, Dolores, Maslog, Oras, San Policarpo, Arteche, Jipapad)
  • the extreme northern portion of Antique (Pandan, Libertad, Caluya)
  • northwestern portion of Aklan (Buruanga, Malay, Nabas, Ibajay)


Areas under TCWS No. 2 will have winds of greater than 61 kim/h and up to 120 km/h in the next 24 hours.

PAGASA warned of light to moderate damage to high risk structures and very light to light damage to medium-risk structures.

TCWS No. 1 on the other hand was raised over:


  • Mainland Cagayan
  • Isabela
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Abra
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Calamian Islands


  • The rest of the northern portion of Antique (Sebaste, Culasi, Tibiao, Barbaza, Laua-An)
  • the rest of Aklan, Capiz, the northern portion of Iloilo (Lemery, Sara, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Balasan, Carles)
  • the northern portion of Cebu (San Remigio, Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan) including Bantayan Islands
  • Biliran
  • the rest of Samar
  • the rest of Eastern Samar
  • the northern portion of Leyte (San Isidro, Tabango, Villaba, Matag-Ob, Palompon, Ormoc City, Pastrana, Palo, Calubian, Leyte, Kananga, Capoocan, Carigara, Jaro, Tunga, Barugo, Alangalang, Santa Fe, Tacloban City, Babatngon, San Miguel)


Areas under TCWS No. 1 will have winds of 30-60 km/h in at least 36 hours, or intermittent rains within 36 hours.

There will be very light or no damage to low risk structures, light damage to medium to high risk structures, and slight damage to some houses made of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities.



Posted by Dost_pagasa on Saturday, October 31, 2020



At 4:50 a.m., the center of the supertyphoon's eye was located at 13.6 °N, 124.3 °E in the vicinity of Bato, Catanduanes, PAGASA said in its 5 a.m. severe weather bulletin.

Rolly has maximum sustained winds of 225 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 280 km/h.

It is moving west southwestward at 25 km/h.

From Catanduanes, the center of Rolly will cross Lagonoy Gulf and make its second landfall either over the southern portion of Camarines Sur or the northern portion of Albay.

From there, Rolly will cross the Camarines Provinces then head for Calabarzon on Sunday afternoon.

Rolly is seen to exit mainland Luzon's landmass and emerge over the West Philippine Sea early Monday morning.

The super typhoon is expected to weaken as it traverses Southern Luzon, but emerge as a typhoon over the West Philippine Sea.

By Monday morning, Rolly is expected to be 100 km west southwest of Subic, Zambales.

By Tuesday morning, Rolly will be 455 km north of Pagasa Island, Palawan, already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).


"Within the next 12 hours, catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall associated with the region of the eyewall and inner rainbands of the typhoon will be experienced over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, the northern portion of Sorsogon and the central and southern portions of Quezon. This a particularly dangerous situation for these areas," PAGASA said.

Heavy to intense with at times torrential rains will pour over the Bicol Region, Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Marinduque, Romblon, Mindoro Provinces, Bataan, Bulacan, Aurora, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran and the eastern portions of mainland Cagayan and Isabela.

The Cordillera Administrative Region, Leyte, and the rest of mainland Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon will have moderate to heavy rains with at times intense rains.

Meanwhile, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the rest of Luzon and Visayas will have light to moderate with at times heavy rains.

PAGASA warned of flooding (including flash floods), rain-induced landslides, and lahar flows during heavy or prolonged rainfall in areas highly or very highly susceptible to these.


Areas under TCWS Nos. 4 and 5 will have very destructive to devastating typhoon-force winds.

The other areas will have:

  • TCWS No. 3: destructive typhoon-force winds
  • TCWS No. 2: damaging gale- to storm-force winds
  • TCWS No. 1: strong breeze to near gale conditions


Meanwhile over the rest of Northern Luzon, strong breeze to near gale conditions due to the northeasterlies will prevail.

Storm surge

PAGASA said a high risk of storm surge is seen in the following areas in the next 24 hours:

  • coastal areas of Catanduanes and Camarines Norte and northern coastal areas of Quezon including Polillo Islands and Camarines Sur -- more than 3.0 meters
  • coastal areas of Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, the southeastern coastal area of Batangas (facing Tayabas Bay), and most of the southern coastal areas of Quezon -- up to 3.0 meters
  • coastal areas of Marinduque, Lubang Island, Albay, Masbate (including Ticao and Burias Islands), Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar and the remaining coastal areas of Quezon, Camarines Sur, and Batangas -- up to 2.0 meters 


A moderate to high risk of seiche or storm surge meanwhile may occur in:

  • coastal waters surrounding Laguna de Bay
  • coastal waters surrounding Taal Lake


"These storm surges, which may be accompanied by swells and breaking waves reaching the coast can cause life-threatening and damaging coastal inundation," PAGASA said.

Coastal waters

The seaboards of areas under TCWS will have rough to phenomenal seas (with waves from 2.5 to 16 meters).

The remaining seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Eastern Visayas that are not under TCWS, as well as Caraga will have rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 5 meters).

"Sea travel is risky for all types of seacrafts over these waters, especially those under TCWS," PAGASA said.

As for the rest of the country, moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.5 meters) will be experienced.

PAGASA advised those with small seacraft to take the necessary precautions when venturing out to sea.

Atsani or Siony

Aside from Rolly, Atsani is also being monitored by PAGASA.

At 2 a.m., the tropical depression intensified into a tropical storm.

Its location was determined at 1,280 km east of Southern Luzon (14.9 °N, 136.0 °E) at 4 a.m.

Tropical Storm Atsani has maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h.

Atsani is moving west-northwestward at 30 km/h.

The tropical storm is expected to enter the PAR on Sunday afternoon, and will thus be called "Siony".

Siony is not seen to affect the country over the next two to three days.

However, it is likely to develop into a severe tropical storm in the next 24 to 36 hours.

The next severe weather bulletin will be issued at 8 a.m.

PAGASA advised the public and disaster risk reduction and management councils concerned to take the necessary precautions. —KG, GMA News