Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) weakened into a typhoon before noon on Sunday, but still poses a threat as Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 4 was raised over 20 areas, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.
In its 11 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the following areas are under TCWS No. 4:
- Camarines Norte
- Camarines Sur
- northern portion of Sorsogon (Donsol, Pilar, Castilla, Sorsogon City, Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Juban, Casiguran, Magallanes)
- Burias Island
- Metro Manila
- Quezon including Polillo Islands
- southern portion of Aurora (Dingalan)
- southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Felipe, San Narciso, San Antonio, Castillejos, Subic, Olongapo City, Botolan, Cabangan)
- northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro(Mamburao, Paluan) including Lubang Island
- northern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, Calapan City, Naujan, Pola, Victoria, Socorro, Pinamalayan)
TCWS No. 3 was raised over the following areas:
- The rest of Sorsogon
- northern portion of Masbate (Mobo, Masbate City, Milagros, Uson, Baleno, Aroroy, Mandaon) including Ticao Island
- the rest of Zambales
- the rest of Occidental Mindoro
- the rest of Oriental Mindoro
- the southern portion of Nueva Ecija (Cuyapo, Talugtug, Muñoz City, Llanera, Rizal, Bongabon, Gabaldon, General Tinio, Laur, Palayan City, General Mamerto Natividad, Cabanatuan City, Santa Rosa, Peñaranda, Gapan City, San Isidro, Cabiao, San Antonio, Jaen, San Leonardo, Zaragoza, Aliaga, Talavera, Santo Domingo, Quezon, Licab, Guimba, Nampicuan)
- central portion of Aurora (San Luis, Baler, Maria Aurora)
- Northern Samar
The following areas are under Signal No. 2:
- The rest of Aurora
- Nueva Vizcaya
- La Union
- the rest of Nueva Ecija
- the rest of Masbate
- 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)
- 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)
TCWS No. 1 meanwhile is in effect hoisted over these areas:
- Mainland Cagayan
- Mountain Province
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Dumaran, Araceli) including Calamian and Cuyo Islands
- the rest of the northern portion of Antique (Sebaste, Culasi, Tibiao, Barbaza, Laua-An)
- the rest of Aklan
- 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
- the rest of Samar
- the rest of Eastern Samar
- 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)
Due to the typhoon, PAGASA said catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall are expected over the western portion of Camarines Sur, Marinduque, the central and southern portions of Quezon, Laguna, the eastern portion of Batangas, and Cavite within the next 12 hours.
“This a particularly dangerous situation for these areas,” PAGASA said.
The state weather bureau said Rolly will move toward the Marinduque-Southern Quezon area in the afternoon. Then, it will traverse the Batangas-Cavite area through the evening.
“Between 5:00 to 8:00 PM, the center of the eye of “ROLLY” is located around 70 km south of Metro Manila,” PAGASA said.
The typhoon will leave the mainland Luzon landmass and emerge over the Philippine Sea between Sunday afternoon and Monday early morning.
Heavy to intense with at times torrential rains are expected over Bicol Region, CALABARZON, Metro Manila, Marinduque, Romblon, Mindoro Provinces, Bataan, Bulacan, Aurora, and the eastern portions of mainland Cagayan and Isabela, PAGASA said.
Moderate to heavy rains with at times intense rains may be experienced over Cordillera Administrative Region, Eastern Visayas, and the rest of mainland Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon.
Meanwhile, light to moderate with at times heavy rains are expected over Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, and the rest of Luzon and Visayas.
PAGASA warned of possible flooding, rain-induced landslides, and sediment-laden streamflows like lahar during heavy or prolonged rainfall in areas prone to these hazards.
Winds, storm surge
In areas under Signal No. 4, PAGASA said very destructive to devastating typhoon-force winds are expected, while destructive typhoon-force winds can be experienced in areas under Signal 3.
Damaging gale- to storm-force winds are expected in areas under Signal No 2, while strong breeze to near gale conditions in areas under Signal No 1.
PAGASA warned of possible storm surge of more than 3.0 m over the coastal areas of Catanduanes and Camarines Norte and the northern coastal areas of Quezon including Polillo Islands and Camarines Sur.
Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, the southeastern coastal area of Batangas (facing Tayabas Bay), and most of the southern coastal areas of Quezon may also experience up to 3.0 m of storm surge.
Up to 2.0 m of storm may also occur over the coastal areas of Marinduque, Lubang Island, Albay, Masbate (including Ticao and Burias Islands), the western coastal area of Northern Samar, the northern coastal area of Mindoro Provinces, and the remaining coastal areas of Quezon, Camarines Sur, and Batangas).
Storm surge can also happen over the coastal areas surrounding Laguna de Bay and 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 warned.
In areas under TCWS, PAGASA said rough to phenomenal seas of up to 16.0 may be experienced, while rough to very rough seas of up to 5.0 m will be felt over the remaining seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Eastern Visayas (that are not under TCWS) and Caraga.
“Sea travel is risky for all types of seacrafts over these waters, especially those under TCWS,” PAGASA warned.
Moderate to rough seas up to 2.5 m are expected over the remaining seaboards of the country.
“Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions,” PAGASA said.
At 10 a.m., Rolly was located over the coastal waters of Pasacao, Camarines Sur or 30 km west southwest of Pili, Camarines Sur with maximum sustained winds of 215 km per hour and gustiness of up to 295 km/h.
It is moving westward at 25 km/h.
Earlier in the day, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said between 19 to 31 million people could be affected by Super Typhoon Rolly.
Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara said Typhoon Rolly has left four fatalities.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Siony has also entered the PAR but it still has no direct effect yet in any part of the country.
Siony was located at 1,365 kilometers east of Central Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 75 km per hour and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is moving west northwest at 30 kph, PAGASA added.—KG/AOL, GMA News