'Quinta' intensifies into a typhoon, endangers Albay-Camarines Sur area

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Quinta' (Molave) rapidly intensified into a typhoon and endangers Albay-Camarines Sur area, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 pm bulletin on Sunday, October 25, 2020.

'Quinta' intensifies into a typhoon

At 4:00 pm today, the eye of Typhoon 'Quinta' was located based on all available data at 70 km East Northeast of Legazpi City, Albay.

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'Bagyong Quinta' has maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km/h. It is moving Westward at 25 km/h.

Track and intensity outlook

Track: 'Quinta' is forecast to continue moving generally westward until its landfall over eastern coast of Camarines Sur - northeastern coast of Albay between 6:00 and 8:00 PM today.

Afterwards, it will traverse the Southern Luzon area until tomorrow afternoon, then turn west-northwestward over the West Philippine Sea. It is likely to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday afternoon.

Intensity: After crossing the Philippine archipelago, this tropical cyclone will continue intensifying over the West Philippine Sea.

Forecast Positions
  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow afternoon): 160 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
  • 48 Hour (Tuesday afternoon):740 km West of Tanauan City, Batangas (OUTSIDE PAR)
  • 72 Hour (Wednesday afternoon): 1,060 km West of Central Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR)

'Quinta' intensifies into a typhoon

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3
(Winds of greater than 121 km/h up to 170 km/h may be expected in at least 18 hours)
  • Catanduanes
  • the eastern portion of Camarines Sur (Goa, Ocampo, Bula, Lagonoy, Garchitorena, Caramoan, Presentacion, San Jose, Tigaon, Sagnay, Buhi, Iriga City, Baao, Nabua, Bato, Balatan)
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Burias and Ticao Islands

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 (Winds of greater than 61 km/h and up to 120 km/h may be expected in at least 24 hours)
  • Camarines Norte
  • the rest of Camarines Sur
  • Masbate
  • the central and southern portions of Quezon (Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, Dolores, Candelaria, Tiaong, San Antonio, Sariaya, Tayabas City, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Perez, Alabat, Calauag, Quezon, Tagkawayan, Guinayangan, Lopez, Pitogo, Plaridel, Gumaca, Unisan, Agdangan, Padre Burgos, Macalelon, Catanauan, General Luna, Buenavista, San Narciso, Mulanay, San Andres, San Francisco) the southeastern portion of Laguna (Paete, Kalayaan, Lumban, Cavinti, Luisiana, Majayjay, Liliw, Rizal, Nagcarlan, San Pablo City, Alaminos, Magdalena, Pagsanjan)
  • Batangas
  • Marinduque
  • Romblon
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
  • Northern Samar

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 1 (Winds of 30-60 km/h may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours)
  • the rest of Quezon
  • the rest of Laguna
  • Rizal
  • Cavite
  • Metro Manila
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Bataan
  • the southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Felipe, San Narciso, Castillejos, Subic, San Antonio, Olongapo City, Botolan, Cabangan) Calamian Islands
  • the northern portion of Samar (Calbayog City, Matuguinao, Tagapul-An, Santo Nino, Almagro, Santa Margarita, Gandara, San Jose de Buan, Pagsanghan, Tarangnan, San Jorge, Catbalogan City, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas)
  • the northern portion of Eastern Samar (Maslog, Jipapad, Arteche, San Policarpo, Oras, Dolores, Can-Avid, Taft)
  • the northern portion of Capiz (Sapi-An, Ivisan, Roxas City, Panay, Pilar, Pontevedra, President Roxas)
  • Aklan
  • the northern portion of Antique (Caluya, Libertad, Pandan, Sebaste, Culasi)
  • the northeastern portion of Iloilo (Batad, Balasan, Estancia, Carles)

'Quinta' intensifies into a typhoon

Hazards affecting land areas

Rainfall: Today through tomorrow morning, Typhoon 'Quinta' will bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Bicol Region, CALABARZON, Aurora, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Marinduque, Calamian Islands, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Aklan, Capiz, and Antique.

The tail-end of a frontal system will likewise bring moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte.

These two weather systems will also bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and the rest of Visayas.

Flooding (including flash floods), rain-induced landslides, and sediment-laden streamflows (i.e. lahars) may occur during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards.

Strong winds: Typhoon-force winds will be experienced in areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #3, storm-force winds in areas under TCWS #2, and strong breeze to near gale conditions in areas under TCWS #1.

In other areas, strong breeze to gale conditions will also prevail over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northern coastal areas of Ilocos Norte and mainland Cagayan due to the northeasterly surge.

Hazards affecting coastal waters

Storm surge of 1.0 to 2.0 meters may affect the coastal areas of Northern Samar, Bicol Region, and the central and southern portions of Quezon.

Today, rough to very rough seas will prevail over the entire seaboards of Northern Luzon (3.0 to 5.5 m) and the seaboards of Aurora, Zambales, northern Palawan including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands (2.5 to 4.5 m), and rough to high over areas under TCWS (2.5 to 8.0 m). Sea travel is risky over these waters, especially for small seacrafts.

Moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 m) will be experienced over the other seaboards of the country today. Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

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