'Bagyong Nina' PAGASA weather update December 24, 2016

MANILA, Philippines - 'Nina' (international name: Nock-Ten) has intensified into a typhoon as it continues to move in a west northwest direction, weather bureau PAGASA announced at 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 24, 2016.

UPDATE'Bagyong Nina' PAGASA weather update December 26, 2016

Typhoon Nina Satellite Imagery JTWC
Typhoon Nina Satellite Imagery. Image courtesy of Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) 
At 4:00 a.m. today, the eye of 'Bagyong Nina' was located based on all available data at 475 km East Northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (13.1 °N, 129.5 °E).

Typhoon Nina has maximum sustained winds of 135 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 165 kph and forecast to move West Northwest at 17 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour( Tomorrow morning, December 25): 270 km East of Virac, Catanduanes
  • 48 Hour(Monday morning): In the vicinity of Goa, Camarines Sur
  • 72 Hour(Tuesday morning): 240 km West of Sangley Pt, Cavite
  • 96 Hour(Wednesday morning): 490 km West of Iba, Zambales (OUTSIDE PAR)
  • 120 Hour(Thursday morning): 325 km Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)
Typhoon Nina track

Tropical cyclone warning signal No. 1 (30-60 kph expected in 36 hours) was raised over the areas of Bicol Region and Samar: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon and Masbate including Ticao, Burias Islands, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.

'Nina' is expected to intensify further before making landfall over Catanduanes by Sunday (December 25) afternoon or evening.

PAGASA advised that sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Visayas.

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