Typhoon Tisoy weakens as it passes northern Mindoro

Marje Pelayo

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Tisoy further weakens as it moves north of Mindoro provinces, according to PAGASA.

At 12:30 PM on Tuesday (December 3), ‘Tisoy’ made its fourth landfall over Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.

According to PAGASA’s latest bulletin, the eye of the typhoon was observed within the vicinity of Baco, Oriental Mindoro, packed with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph and gustiness of up to 195 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) remains in effect in several areas in the country while the weather disturbance moves towards the westward direction at 25 kph.

Signal #3 (121-170 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 18 hours)

Southern portion of Quezon (Sampaloc, Lucban, Tayabas, Pagbilao, Lucena, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio), Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Batangas, Cavite, and Laguna.

Signal #2 (61-120 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 24 hours)

Burias Island, Romblon, northern portion of Camarines Sur ( Cabugao, Libmanan, Pamplona, Pasacao, Sipocot, Lupi, Ragay, Del Gallego), Camarines Norte, 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), Zambales, and Pangasinan, Northen Aklan (Malay, Buruanga, Nabas, Ibajay) and northern Antique (Caluya, Libertad, Pandan)

Signal #1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours)

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), Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, La Union, Quirino, rest of Aurora, northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran), rest of Camarines Sur, Cuyo Islands (Cuyo, Magsaysay, Agutaya), Masbate including Ticao Island, Albay, Sorsogon, and Catanduanes.)

Meanwhile, wind signals have been lifted over Ilocos Sur, Biliran, rest of Northern Samar, northern Negros Occidental, Guimaras, and Leyte.

However, sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Palawan, the seaboards of Visayas, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to rough sea conditions especially for small sea vessels.

Gusty conditions may also be experienced in areas in Northern Luzon that are not under any TCWS (especially in the coastal and mountainous zones) due to the Northeast Monsoon, according to PAGASA.

Residents in typhoon-affected areas are advised to take appropriate actions and monitor latest weather updates for safety and immediate response from concerned government agencies.

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