'Bagyong Nina' PAGASA weather update December 26, 2016

    MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Nina' ( international name Nock-ten) has slightly weakened and now traversing Mogpog, Marinduque, weather bureau PAGASA has announced in its 5:00 am bulletin on Monday, December 26, 2016.

    'Bagyong Nina' PAGASA weather update December 26, 2016

    At 4:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon Nina was located based on all available data including Tagaytay, Subic and Iloilo doppler radar at 85 km North of Romblon, Romblon(13.3°N, 122.2°E).

    Typhoon Nina has maximum sustained winds of up to 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph. It is forecast to move West at 20 kph.

    'Nina' is expected to traverse the provinces of southern Quezon, Batangas, and Cavite.

    It has made landfall over Bato, Catanduanes at 6:30 pm on Christmas Day.

    Forecast Positions
    • 24 Hour( Tomorrow morning): 200 km West Southwest of Iba, Zambales(14.4°N, 118.4°E)
    • 48 Hour(Wednesday morning):350 km North Northeast of Pagasa Island, Palawan(14.0°N, 115.0°E)
    • 72 Hour(Thursday morning): 245 km West Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(11.7°N, 112.0°E)
    Typhoon Nina track

    Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 3 (121-170 kph expected in 18 hours)was hoisted over the areas of Camarines Sur, southern Quezon, Marinduque, Batangas, northern Oriental Mindoro, Lubang Island, Cavite and Laguna.

    Impacts of the wind
    • Heavy damage to high–risk structures;
    • Moderate damage to medium-risk structures;
    • Light damage to low risk structures
    • Increasing damage (up to more than 50%) to old, dilapidated residential structures and houses of light materials. Majority of all nipa and cogon houses may be unroofed or destroyed
    • Houses of medium strength materials (old, timber or mixed timber-CHB structures, usually with G.I. roofing’s); some warehouses or bodega-type structures are unroofed.
    • There may be widespread disruption of electrical power and communication services.
    • Almost all banana plants are downed.
    • Some big trees (acacia, mango, etc.) are broken or uprooted.
    • Dwarf-type or hybrid coconut trees are tilted or downed.
    • Rice and corn crops may suffer heavy losses.
    • Damage to shrubbery and trees with foliage blown off; some large trees blown down.

    Wave Height: (Open Sea) > 14.0 meters
    Storm surge possible at coastal areas

    Signal No. 2 (61-120 kph expected in 24 hours) was raised over Metro Manila, Rizal, northern Quezon including Polillo Islands, Bulacan, Bataan, Pampanga, southern Zambales, , rest of Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, northern Occidental Mindoro, Burias Island, Camarines Norte, and Albay.

    Impacts of the wind
    • Light to Moderate damage to high risk structures;
    • Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures;
    • No damage to very light damage to low risk structures
    • Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed.
    • A number of nipa and cogon houses may be partially or totally unroofed.
    • Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
    • Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
    • Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
    • In general, the winds may bring light to moderate damage to the exposed communities. Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil and similar types of trees are downed or broken.
    • Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken.
    • Rice and corn may be adversely affected.
    • Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down.

    Wave Height: (Open Sea) 4.1-14.0 meters
    Storm surge possible at coastal areas

    Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph expected in 36 hours) is up in the following areas: rest of Occidental Mindoro, Masbate including Ticao Island, rest of Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, southern Aurora, Pangasinan, Sorsogon and Catanduanes.

    Impacts of the wind
    • Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
    • Light damage to medium to high risk structures
    • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
    • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
    • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.

    Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters

    PAGASA said that the estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 400 km diameter of the typhoon.

    Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Luzon.

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