Severe Tropical Storm Paeng crosses the southern tip of Catanduanes and makes landfall in Camarines Sur as Signal No. 3 remains over two areas, according to the latest Tropical Cyclone Update posted by PAGASA.
The recent landfalls are: Virac, Catanduanes at 1:10 a.m. and Caramoan, Camarines Sur at 1:40 a.m.
The center of Severe Tropical Storm Paeng was estimated based on all available data including those from Daet and Baler Doppler Weather Radars in the vicinity of Siruma, Camarines Sur packing maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour near the center, gustiness of up to 160 km/h, and central pressure of 985 hPa.
Paeng continues to move west northwestward at the speed of 30 km/h with extent of Tropical Cyclone Winds strong to storm-force winds extend outwards up to 560 km from the center.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 3 is raised over the following areas:
- Camarines Norte
- the northern portion of Camarines Sur (Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Libmanan, Cabusao, Magarao, Calabanga, Tinambac, Siruma, Goa, Tigaon, San Jose, Lagonoy, Garchitorena, Presentacion, Caramoan, Saglay, Ocampo, Pili, Bombon, Naga City, Del Gallego, Canaman, Camaligan, Milaor, Gainza, Pamplona)
- the northern and eastern portions of Quezon (Tagkawayan, Guinayangan, Calauag, Quezon, Lopez, Gumaca, Plaridel, Atimonan, Mauban, Perez, Alabat, Real, Infanta, General Nakar, Sampaloc) including Pollilo Islands
Signal No. 2 is raised over the following areas:
- the northern and western portions of Masbate (City of Masbate, Mobo, Aroroy, Baleno, Mandaon, Milagros, Uson, Balud, Dimasalang) including Ticao and Burias Islands
- the rest of Camarines Sur
- the rest of Quezon
- Metro Manila
- the southern portion of Aurora (San Luis, Baler, Dingalan, Maria Aurora)
- the central and southern portions of Nueva Ecija (City of Gapan, San Leonardo, Santo Domingo, Rizal, San Isidro, Laur, Zaragoza, Llanera, Aliaga, Palayan City, Gabaldon, General Mamerto Natividad, Cabanatuan City, Quezon, San Antonio, General Tinio, Santa Rosa, Pe, Jaen, Licab, Bongabon, Cabiao, Talavera, Science City of Munoz, Talugtug, Cuyapo, Guimba, Nampicuan, San Jose City)
- the southern portion of Pangasinan (Bautista, Bayambang, Mangatarem, Urbiztondo, Aguilar, Infanta)
- the northern and central portions of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Pola, Socorro, Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong, Roxas)
- the northern and central portions of Occidental Mindoro (Sablayan, Santa Cruz, Mamburao, Abra de Ilog, Paluan) including Lubang Islands
- the western portion of Northern Samar (Capul, San Vicente, San Antonio, Allen, Lavezares, Biri, Victoria, Rosario, San Isidro, San Jose)
Signal No. 1 is hoisted of the following areas:
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Mountain Province
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- the rest of Aurora
- the rest of Nueva Ecija
- the rest of Pangasinan
- the rest of Oriental Mindoro
- the rest of Occidental Mindoro
- the northern portion of Palawan (El Nido, Taytay, Dumaran, Araceli) including Calamian and Cuyo Islands
- the rest of Masbate
- the rest of Northern Samar
- Eastern Samar
- Southern Leyte
- Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands
- Negros Occidental
- Negros Oriental
- the rest of Leyte
- Dinagat Islands
- Surigao del Norte including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands
On Saturday morning, expect heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Bicol Region, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Quezon including Pollilo Islands, Marinduque, Romblon, Mindoro Provinces, and the northern portion of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands.
Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will likely occur over Metro
Manila, Aurora, Bulacan, Negros Occidental, Northern Samar, the eastern portion of mainland Cagayan Valley, and the rest of CALABARZON and Palawan.
The forecast of light to moderate with at times heavy rains will occur over Cordillera Administrative Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, and the rest of Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Visayas.
“Under these conditions, widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides are expected, especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazard as identified in hazard maps and in localities with significant antecedent rainfall,” PAGASA reported.
The weather bureau also reported that winds of at most storm-force strength may occur within any of the areas under Signal No. 3 while winds reaching reach gale-force strength are possible within any of the areas under Signal No. 2 is in effect and for areas under Signal No.1 residents may experience strong winds (strong breeze to near gale strength) throughout the passage of the tropical cyclone.
“The surge of the Northeast Monsoon enhanced by PAENG will also bring strong winds with gusts reaching galeforce strength over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, the northern and eastern portions of mainland Cagayan,
and the northern portion of Apayao,” the agency added.
There is minimal to moderate risk of storm surge of up to 2.0 m in height which may cause inundation or flooding in the low-lying and exposed coastal areas of mainland Bicol Region, Catanduanes, Aurora, Quezon including Polillo Islands, Marinduque, the northern portion of Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, and the eastern portion of Batangas.
A marine gale warning remains in effect over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas and the western seaboard of Mindanao.
Track and Intensity outlook
Paeng is forecast to continue moving west northwestward through Sunday across Luzon.
“On the forecast track, the center of PAENG will traverse the Bicol Peninsula until this noon before crossing the CALABARZON-Metro Manila-southern Central Luzon area this early afternoon through tomorrow early morning,” PAGASA said. — BAP, GMA News
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