South China province launches second-level emergency response for Typhoon Doksuri

admin   •   September 15, 2017   •   3862

Sandbags are prepared ahead of Typhoon Talim in a landmark building Taipei 101 in Taipei, Taiwan September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Typhoons Talim and Doksuri, the 18th and 19th so far this year, have brought rainstorms to cities in south China and east China on Thursday.

Typhoon Doksuri uprooted trees and churned the sea tide up to four to five meters off the coast of the city of Sansha in South China’s island province of Hainan.

Typhoon Talim, meanwhile, raised the tide more than 10 meters high in Yuhuan, east China’s Zhejiang province.

The city has launched an emergency response and evacuated people in areas likely to be affected by the arrival of the typhoon.

Residents living in the coastal area were relocated to safer places.

“We’ve evacuated all the people here, providing them with daily supplies,” said Yongxing Community Committee of Sansha City deputy director Zhao Heng.

China’s National Meteorological Center (NMC) maintained its orange alert against Typhoon Talim.

The center predicted that the typhoon will move northward into waters near the coasts of Zhejiang province tonight before turning northeastward and make landfall in the western coastal area of Kyushu, Japan, on Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

Typhoon Doksuri, meanwhile, has intensified to a strong tropical storm early Thursday morning.

It’s expected to skip waters off the southern coasts of Hainan province to land in northern Vietnam tonight. It is expected to be the most powerful tropical cyclone to hit Vietnam in several years. — Reuters

Maring intensifies into severe tropical storm, may reach typhoon category

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Maring, international name Kompasu, has intensified into a severe tropical storm and may reach typhoon category by Tuesday (October 12).

PAGASA, in its 11:00 a.m. bulletin, said that Maring was last spotted at 240 km East of Aparri, Cagayan or 265 km east southeast of Calayan, Cagayan. It will pass closely over the Babuyan Islands by Monday evening.

The state weather bureau also said that the possibility of landfall over mainland northern Cagayan or a close approach over Batanes has not been ruled out.

Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 is in effect in the following areas:

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
  • Northern portion of Isabela (Palanan, Divilacan, Maconacon, Ilagan City, Tumauini, Cabagan, San Pablo, Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, Delfin Albano, Quirino, Gamu, Roxas, Mallig, Quezon)
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Abra
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur

Signal no. 1 is in effect in these areas:

  • The rest of Isabela
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Quirino
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • La Union
  • Pangasinan
  • Aurora
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Zambales
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • The northern portion of Bataan (Samal, Morong, Dinalupihan, Abucay, Orani, Hermosa),
  • The northern portion of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta) including Polillo Islands, and Calaguas Islands

Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are highly likely over Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Ilocos Region. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are also possible over Central Luzon and the rest of Cagayan Valley.

In Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Palawan, Occidental Mindoro, and Oriental Mindoro, monsoon rains are possible due to Maring.

PAGASA warned scattered flash floods and rain-induced landslides are highly likely. It also advised the public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned to take all necessary measures to protect life and property and proceed to evacuation areas when necessary. AAC


LPA east of Camarines Norte develops into tropical depression ‘Maring’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 7, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The low pressure area monitored by PAGASA has developed in to a tropical depression and was named “Maring”.

According to the 5:00 p.m. bulletin on Thursday (October 7), the center of tropical depression ‘Maring’ was estimated at 505 km east of Virac, Catanduanes moving south southeastward at 15 km/h.

It has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.

Maring may bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Eastern Visayas. Moderate rough seas will prevail over the seaboards of Luzon and the eastern and western seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao in the next 24 hours.

There is a moderate to high likelihood that Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) will be hoisted over several provinces in Northern Luzon by Saturday morning or afternoon. The highest possible wind signal for this tropical cyclone is TCWS #2.

PAGASA said Maring will continue moving generally southeastward slowly in the next 12 hours before turning northward Friday (October 8) afternoon. It will move north northwestward over the Philippine Sea by Saturday morning (October 9), gradually accelerating in the process.

The state weather bureau forecast that Maring will remain a tropical depression while moving over the Philippine Sea and may intensify into tropical storm by Sunday afternoon (October 10). AAC


‘Jolina’ intensifies into a tropical storm; Signal #2 now in effect in 3 areas

Marje Pelayo   •   September 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) #2 has been hoisted over parts of Samar after tropical cyclone Jolina intensified into a tropical storm, according to the latest weather bulletin from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

As of 4:00 p.m., Monday afternoon (September 6), TS Jolina was last spotted 95 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, packed with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 90 km/h.

It is moving west northwestward over the Philippine Sea.

Given this development, Signal #2 is now in effect over the following areas:
-Eastern Samar
-The eastern portion of Northern Samar
-The northeastern portion of Samar

Said areas may experience winds up to 61 to 120km/h and damaging gale-force winds will prevail within 24 hours.

Meanwhile, Signal #1 is up over the following areas:
-The eastern portion of Camarines Sur
-The eastern portion of Leyte
-The eastern portion of Southern Leyte
-The rest of Samar, and the rest of Northern Samar
-Dinagat Islands
-Siargao Islands
-Bucas Grande Islands

Said areas will experience up to 30 to 60 km/h strong winds that will prevail within 36 hours.

TS Jolina is expected to make landfall over the Northern-Central Luzon area by Thursday morning (September 9).

It is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility By Friday morning (September 10).

Given the uncertainty of the track forecast, a westward shift of the track may result in landfall or passing near the Eastern Samar or Northern Samar.

The public is advised to take precautionary measures especially in areas with TCWS in effect and continue monitoring for possible changes in the track forecast in the succeeding weather updates.


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