MANILA Typhoon "Tisoy" (international name Kammuri) has maintained its strength and is now off the coast of Bondoc Peninsula.
In its 8 a.m. severe weather update Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tisoy's eyewall is currently bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rainfall over southern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon.
This eyewall is forecast to affect the provinces of Cavite, Batangas and the northern portion of Mindoro within three hours.
The eye is expected to make landfall or pass close to MarinduqueSimara IslandBanton Island area before noon.
On Tuesday, Bicol Region, Romblon, Marinduque, Mindoro provinces, Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Bataan, Pampanga and Bulacan will experience frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains.
Occasional to frequent heavy rains is expected over the rest of Central Luzon. Intermittent heavy rains over Samar provinces, Biliran, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, and the northern portions of Negros provinces and Cebu.
The forecast storm surge of 23 meters over several coastal areas in Batangas, Mindoro provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, Ticao and Burias Islands, and the southern coast of Southern Quezon; 12 meters over Camarines Norte, northern coast of Southern Quezon, Cavite, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales (Subic Bay coastal areas).
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) hoisted over Bohol, Siquijor, southern Leyte, and the rest of Cebu, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental are now lifted.
Sea travel is risky, especially for small seacrafts, over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Palawan, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to rough sea conditions.
At 7 a.m., the eye of Tisoy was located in the coastal waters of San Francisco, Quezon and moving west at 20 kilometers per hour. It has maximum sustained winds of 155 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 235 kph.
TCWS Number 3 is hoisted over the following areas:
Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
southern portion of Quezon (Perez
Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
TCWS No. 2 :
southern Aurora (Dipaculao
rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands
Calamian Islands (Coron
Cuyo Islands (Cuyo
Northern Antique (Caluya
and Northern Iloilo (Carles
TCWS No. 1:
Southern Isabela (Palanan
Jones and San Agustin)
rest of Aurora
northern portion of Palawan (El Nido
northern Negros Oriental (Canlaon
northern Negros Occidental (Talisay
Enrique B. Magalona
Northern Cebu (Daanbantayan
and Camotes Islands)
rest of Antique
rest of Iloilo
Tisoy is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency