PAGASA Weather Bureau Raises Storm Signals of “Typhoon NINA”

Philippines – Typhoon Nina or Nock-Ten intensify further as it reaches the province of Catanduanes, public storm warning signals already raised in some provinces that will be directly affected by the said typhoon.

According to local weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its 5:00 AM, 25 December 2016 weather bulletin, the typhoon was located at 250 km East of Virac, Catanduanes (13.6 °N, 126.5 °E).

The typhoon carries a Maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph and moving west at 15 kph.

The forecast track of PAGASA said that the typhoon will travel the provinces of Catanduanes after making a landfall around Sunday (Dec. 25) afternoon or evening, the typhoon will also cross the Calabarzon area and Camarines Provinces. Manila and other provinces in the area around within the 500 km diameter of the typhoon is expected to experience moderate to heavy rainfalls.

PAGASA also warned that a possible storm surge in coastal areas in Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Catanduanes

Here are the list of Provinces under warning signals:

Signal #3 - (Winds of 121 -170 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)

Catanduanes, Albay and Camarines Sur

Signal #2 – (Winds of 61-120kph expected in 24 hrs)

Southern Quezon Camarines Norte, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Island, and Sorsogon

Northern Samar

Signal #1 – (Winds of 30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)

Metro Manila, Bataan, Southern Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, the rest of Quezon including Polillo Island, Aurora, Romblon, Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island and Oriental Mindoro

Aklan, Capiz, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Bantayan Island

The public must be prepare and be aware of the incoming typhoon despite having a good weather as of today "Christmas Day".
source: PAGASA