Typhoon (TY) Nona still packs winds of 140 kph and 170 kph gusts.. It is forecast to move west at 15 kph (PAGASA).
Expect moderate to heavy rainfall, stormy winds in Mindoro, Marinduque, Quezon, Batangas, most parts of Southern Luzon today. Light to moderate rains are expected in NCR/Metro Manila, parts of Central Luzon.
TY Nona is currently moving over the open waters of Sibuyan Sea south of Marinduque, and is expected to track westward to Mindoro island before moving out to the West Philippine sea.
Satellite (Himawari, Japan) image shows still an impressive signature (symmetrical, tight circulation, distinct eye) with its rainbands affecting parts of Visayas, Bicol region and Southern Luzon including NCR and CALABARZON areas.
Rainfall observation from GSMAP (Japan) 5am today showing moderate rain near the center of TY Nona, this is expected to flare up once again daytime today.
No significant change in PAGASA forecast track from previous updates - TY Nona moving over the open waters of the Sibuyan Sea south of Marinduque, crossing Mindoro before moving out of the West Philippine Sea. JMA (Japan) and JTWC forecast tracks are still in general agreement with PAGASA track.
A low system east of Mindanao is NOT expected to significantly intensify but may still bring rains to eastern portion of Mindanao by Friday evening (Dec 18) or Saturday (Dec. 19).
Current/potential hazards/impacts (rainfall and wind)
Legazpi, Albay recorded 126 mm of rain, Virac,Catanduanes with 91 mm and Masbate with 170 mm.
PAGASA’s Tagaytay Radar at 6am today places the eye of TY Nona over Sibuyan Sea. Rainfall stations show light ( to at times moderate rains) affecting Metro Manila, CALABARZON and Bicol.
PAGASA’s Public Storm Warning Signal raised as of 5 PM today:
|Signal No. 3
||Mindoro Provinces including Lubang Island, Marinduque and Romblon
|Signal No. 2
||Burias Islands, Southern Quezon, Batangas and Calamian Group of Islands
|Signal No. 1
||Metro Manila, Masbate including Ticao Island, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Albay, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, Rizal, Northern Palawan, Bataan and rest of Quezon
Rain forecast maps today (AM/PM) show moderate to heavy rainfall in Mindoro, Marinduque, Quezon, Batangas, most parts of Southern Luzon today. Light to moderate rains are expected in NCR/Metro Manila, parts of Central Luzon. (Story/Photos by: Dr. Gerry Bagtasa and Jane Delfino)
This Weather Advisory/Update is being provided by the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation, Inc. (OML Center) in collaboration with Dr. Gerry Bagtasa, an Atmospheric Physicist from UP Diliman and team member of DOST Project NOAH.
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