Thanks but no thanks to you, severe tropical storm ‘Nina’ for that awful weather.
Some parts of Bicol will go through the most important and final night of Simbang Gabi on a cold, wet and stormy weather, all bundled into one.
Before the clock struck 12 midnight severe tropical storm ‘Nina’ still maintains strength on its path which is expected to make a landfall over Catanduanes on Christmas Day.
“Nina” is expected to intensify further before making landfall as the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
STS “Nina” is expected to make landfall over Catanduanes on Christmas day, either in the afternoon or evening.
As of 10 p.m. Friday, “Nina” has maintained its strength and continues to move in a west northwest direction at 20 kph.
It has maximum sustained winds of up to 105 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 130 kph.
Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy rains within its 400 km diameter of “Nina”.
The center of “Nina” was last eyed at some 700 km east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.
Sea travel is risky over the Seaboards of northern Luzon, PAGASA said.
Catanduanes, Sorsogon, northern and eastern Samar are currently under tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) number 1.
H/T: with PNA update