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Signal No. 3 up over Itbayat, Batanes as Jenny makes landfall in Taiwan

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Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 3 remained hoisted over Itbayat, Batanes as Typhoon Jenny made landfall in Pingtung County, Taiwan on Thursday morning, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

In its 11 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA added that TCWS No. 2 was raised over the rest of Batanes.

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Meanwhile, the following areas are under TCWS No. 1:

  • Babuyan Islands
  • the northern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Buguey, Santa Teresita, Lal-Lo, Camalaniugan, Pamplona, Claveria, Aparri, Ballesteros, Abulug, Allacapan, Sanchez-Mira, Santa Praxedes, Lasam, Gattaran)
  • the northern portion of Apayao (Calanasan, Pudtol, Luna, Santa Marcela, Flora)
  • the northern portion of Ilocos Norte (Piddig, Bangui, Vintar, Burgos, Pagudpud, Bacarra, Adams, Pasuquin, Carasi, Dumalneg, Laoag City)

According to PAGASA, Jenny was located 180 kilometers northwest of Itbayat packing maximum sustained winds of 155 km per hour and gustiness of up to 190 km/h.

It was moving westward slowly, PAGASA added.

A forecast accumulated rainfall of 100 to 200 millimeters is expected over Batanes until Friday noon, PAGASA said, adding rainfall is generally higher in elevated or mountainous areas.

PAGASA also warned of possible flooding and rain-induced landslides especially in areas that are prone to these hazards and those with considerable amounts of rainfall for the past several days.

Jenny was also enhancing the Southwest Monsoon or Habagat that will bring light to moderate rains over the western portions of Luzon.

Moderate to significant impacts from storm-force winds may be experienced in TCWS No. 3 areas, minor to moderate impacts from gale-force winds in TCWS No. 2 areas, and minimal to minor impacts from strong winds in TCWS No. 1 areas.

Also enhanced by Jenny, Habagat will cause gusty conditions in Aurora, Romblon, and portions of Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Bataan, and Bicol for the next three days.

A gale warning is in effect for the coastal waters along the seaboards of Northern Luzon due to Jenny, according to PAGASA.

Jenny may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Thursday afternoon and evening, PAGASA said,

The typhoon is forecast to weaken into a tropical depression by Sunday, PAGASA added. —Joviland Rita/KBK, GMA Integrated News


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