'Tisoy' to make 2nd landfall in Marinduque-Simara-Banton area

TYPHOON Tisoy is expected to make another landfall, or pass close to Marinduque-Simara Island-Banton Island area before noon Tuesday, December 3.

It made its first landfall 11 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, in Gubat, Sorsogon, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, it was located just off the coast of Bondoc Peninsula or in the coastal waters of San Francisco, Quezon, maintaining its strength of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) of wind and gusts of up to 235 kph. It was moving west at 20 kph.

Pagasa said the eyewall of Tisoy is currently bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rainfall over Southern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon.

"This eyewall is forecast to affect Cavite, Batangas and the northern portion of Mindoro Provinces within three hours," it said.

It raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) Number 3 over Camarines Sur, Albay, Camarines Norte, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Romblon, southern portion of Quezon (Perez, Alabat, Quezon, Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, Tayabas, Pagbilao, Lucena, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Pitogo, Gumaca, Lopez, Macalelon, General Luna, Calauag, Catanauan, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Francisco, San Andres), Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna.

TCWS Number 2 was raised in Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, southern Aurora (Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis, Dingalan), Rizal, rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Calamian Islands (Coron, Busuanga, Culion, Linapacan), Cuyo Islands (Cuyo, Magsaysay, Agutaya), Zambales, Pangasinan, Northern Samar, Aklan, Capiz, Northern Antique (Caluya, Libertad, Pandan, Sebaste, Culasi, Tibiao), and Northern Iloilo (Carles, Balasan, Estancia, Btad, San Dionisio, Sara, Concepcion, Lemery).

TCWS Number was hoisted over Southern Isabela (Palanan, Dinapigue, San Mariano, San Guillermo, Benito Soliven, Naguilian, Reina Mercedes, Luna, Aurora, Cabatuan, San Mateo, Cauayan City, Alicia, Angadanan, Ramon, San Isidro, Echague, Cordon, Santiago City, Jones and San Agustin), Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Quirino, rest of Aurora, northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran), Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, northern Negros Oriental (Canlaon, Guihulngan, Vallerhermoso), northern Negros Occidental (Talisay, Calatrava, Silay, Enrique B. Magalona, Victorias, Manapla, Cadiz, Sagay, Escalante, Toboso, Bacolod, Murcia, Salvador Benedicto, San Carlos, Bago, Pulupandan, Valladolid, La Carlota, San Enrique, Pontevedra, La Castellana, Moises Padilla), Northern Cebu (Daanbantayan, Bantayan, Madridejos, Santa Fe, Medellin, Bogo City, San Remigio, Tabogon, Tabuelan, Tuburan, Carmen Borbon, Sogod, Catmon, Asturias, and Camotes Islands), rest of Antique, rest of Iloilo, Guimaras, and Leyte.

Pagasa has lifted the storm signals over Bohol, Siquijor, Southern Leyte, and the rest of Cebu, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.

It said Tisoy will bring frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains over Bicol Region, Romblon, Marinduque, Mindoro Provinces, Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Bataan, Pampanga and Bulacan between morning to late afternoon Tuesday, and occasional to frequent heavy rains over the rest of Central Luzon.

Intermittent heavy rains will be experienced over Samar Provinces, Biliran, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, and the northern portions of Negros Provinces and Cebu.

Pagasa also warned of gusty conditions in areas in northern Luzon that are not under any TCWS (especially in the coastal and mountainous zones) due to the Northeast Monsoon. (LMY/SunStar Philippines)