(11 a.m. update) ‘Nina’ slightly weakens after landfall in Batangas

Typhoon "Nina" has slightly weakened after making landfall over Tingloy, Batangas, state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday.

"Nina" has a maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 215 kph, heading west northwest at 20 kph.

Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 400 km diameter of the typhoon, and sea travel is still risky over the seaboards of northern Luzon.

In its 11 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Batangas, northern portions of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Islands are under tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) no. 3.

Cavite which was under TCWS no. 3 earlier is now under TCWS no. 2, along with Metro Manila, Rizal, southern Quezon, Marinduque, Laguna and the rest of Mindoro provinces.

The rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Bulacan, Pampanga, southern Zambales, Romblon, Camarines Norte, Bataan and Calamian Group of Islands are currently under TCWS no. 1.

PAGASA said light to moderate with occasional heavy rains affecting Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija and Pampanga may persist until 1 p.m.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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