Signal No. 3 up over parts of Pangasinan, Zambales as Karding exits Luzon landmass
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 was hoisted on Monday over two areas after Typhoon Karding (international name: Noru) exited the Luzon landmass and emerged over the coastal waters of northern Zambales, PAGASA said in its 5 a.m. bulletin.
TCWS No. 3 is in effect over:
- the western section of Pangasinan (Bolinao, Bani, Anda, City of Alaminos, Sual, Labrador, Bugallon, Aguilar, Mangatarem, Mabini, Infanta, Dasol, Burgos, Agno); and
- the northern and central portions of Zambales (Candelaria, Masinloc, Palauig, Iba, Botolan, Cabangan, San Felipe, San Narciso, Santa Cruz).
These areas may have storm-force winds that can pose moderate to significant threat to life and property.
TCWS No.2 meanwhile was raised over the following areas:
- the rest of Pangasinan;
- La Union;
- the southern portion of Benguet (Sablan, La Trinidad, Baguio City, Tuba, Itogon);
- the western portion of Nueva Ecija (Lupao, Science City of Muñoz, Talavera, Santo Domingo, Aliaga, Jaen, Zaragoza, San Antonio, Cabiao, Licab, Quezon, Talugtug, Guimba, Cuyapo, Nampicuan);
- the rest of Zambales; and
- the northern portion Bataan (Dinalupihan, City of Balanga, Pilar, Abucay, Samal, Orani, Hermosa, Morong, Bagac).
Areas under TCWS No. 2 may have gale-force winds which may have minor to moderate threat to life and property.
TCWS No. 1 on the other hand was hoisted over:
- Ilocos Sur;
- the rest of Benguet;
- the western portion of Ifugao (Hungduan, Kiangan, Hingyon, Banaue, Lagawe, Lamut, Asipulo, Tinoc);
- the western portion of Mountain Province (Sagada, Besao, Tadian, Bauko, Sabangan, Bontoc);
- Nueva Vizcaya;
- the central and southern portions of Aurora (Dingalan, San Luis, Maria Aurora, Dipaculao, Baler);
- the rest of Nueva Ecija;
- the rest of Bataan;
- Metro Manila;
- the extreme northern portion of Quezon (General Nakar);
- the western portion of Laguna (Los Baños, City of Calamba, Cabuyao City, City of Santa Rosa, City of Biñan, City of San Pedro);
- the western portion of Batangas (Balayan, Calaca, Calatagan, San Luis, Mabini, Bauan, Alitagtag, Santa Teresita, Taal, Agoncillo, San Nicolas, Talisay, Cuenca, Mataasnakahoy, City of Tanauan, Malvar, Santo Tomas, Balete, Lemery, Laurel, Tuy, Lian, Nasugbu);
- Cavite; and
- the northern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Paluan, Abra de Ilog) including Lubang Islands.
The above-mentioned areas under TCWS No. 1 may experience strong winds (strong breeze to near gale strength) which have minimal to minor threat to life and property.
At 4 a.m. Monday, the center of the eye of Karding was estimated to be located over the coastal waters of Santa Cruz, Zambales (15.7°N, 119.5°E).
It has maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 170 km/h, and central pressure of 970 hPa.
Karding is moving west northwestward at 30 km/h.
From Karding's center, strong to typhoon-force winds extend outwards up to 270 km from the center.
From Monday morning until noon, Zambales, Bataan and Tarlac will have heavy to intense with at times torrential rains. The western portion of Pangasinan, Pampanga, Cavite, and Lubang Islands will have moderate to heavy with at times intense rains. Metro Manila, the rest of Pangasinan, La Union, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Rizal, Laguna, and the western portions of Batangas and mainland Occidental Mindoro meanwhile will have light to moderate with at times heavy rains.
"Under these conditions, scattered to widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides remains likely, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazard as identified in hazard maps and in localities with significant antecedent rainfall," PAGASA said.
In the next 24 hours, the western sections of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon (including Metro Manila) and Visayas may possibly have occasional to monsoon rains as Karding's rainbands move further away from the landmass.
"High waves breaking along the coast of Zambales, Bataan, and Pangasinan may cause flooding or inundation in exposed and low-lying coastal communities," PAGASA said.
A marine gale warning was raised over the western seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon due to Karding.
The typhoon is also enhancing the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) and this may bring moderate to rough seas — with waves up to 3 meters — over the western seaboards of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
"These conditions may be risky for those using small seacrafts. Mariners are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions," PAGASA said.
Track, intensity outlook
Based on the track forecast, Karding will continue to move generally westward over the West Philippine Sea toward Vietnam.
Karding is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday night.
As Karding moves over the West Philippine Sea, it may re-intensify beginning Monday night or Tuesday early morning.
PAGASA advised the public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned to take the necessary measures to protect life and property.
It said the next bulletin will be issued at 8 a.m.
Classes, flights, dams
President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. approved the suspension of classes in public schools and work in government offices in several areas across the country on Monday due to Karding.
Airport authorities also announced the cancellation of some flights for Monday, September 26, 2022, due to bad weather.
Two Luzon dams —Ipo in Bulacan and Magat in Ifugao and Isabela — meanwhile still had one floodgate open each on Monday morning to release water after Karding dumped heavy rains as it passed through the landmass. —KG, GMA News