Typhoon ‘Nona makes landfall in Batag Island of Northern Samar
PAGASA said typhoon Nona hit land in Batag Island in Northern Samar around 11 a.m.
Typhoon “Nona” maintained its strength and made the landfall as it continues to move westward, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday.
As of 12 p.m. the eye of typhoon Nona was located in the vicinity of Modragon, Northern Samar or 20 km east of Catarman, Northern Samar (12.6°N, 124.8°E), packed with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph.
The typhoon continues to move west at 17 kph, and if it maintains its speed and movement, it is expected to make another landfall in Sorsogon province early tonight, then cross Albay and Burias Island.
Typhoon ‘Nona’ is expected to exit landmass by Wednesday and PAR on Friday towards southern Vietnam. It is expected to weaken due to interaction in landmass and presence of cold winds coming from the northeast monsoon.
Public storm warning signal (PSWS) no. 3 (121-170 kph expected in 18 hours) is raised over the provinces of Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands in Luzon; Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar and Biliran in Visayas.
Public storm warning signal no. 2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hours) is raised in the provinces of Camarines Norte, Marinduque, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna and Southern Quezon in Luzon and Leyte in the Visayas.
Signal no. 1 (30-60 kph expected in 36 hours) is hoisted over Metro Manila, Bataan, Bulacan, Lubang Island, Coron, Cavite, Rizal, the rest of Quezon including Polillo Island in Luzon; Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Aklan, Capiz, northern Negros Occidental and northern Iloilo in Visayas; Dinagat province and Siargao Island in Mindanao. (PNA)