Signal No. 5 hoisted over Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur as Rolly intensifies into a super typhoon

UNTV News   •   November 1, 2020   •   163


The provinces of Catanduanes, Albay, and the eastern portion of Camarines Sur were placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 5 Sunday morning (November 1) as Rolly intensified into a super typhoon.

Catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall will be experienced over Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, the northern portion of Sorsogon and the central and southern portions of Quezon, within the next 12 hours according to the 5:00 a.m. bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Moving west southwestward at 25 km/h the center of the eye of Typhoon Rolly made landfall in the vicinity of Bato, Catanduanes at 4:50 AM this morning.

Rolly packs a maximum wind speed of 225 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 280 km/h.

It is forecast to cross Lagonoy Gulf and make landfall over the southern portion of Camarines Sur or the northern portion of Albay this morning.

Afterwards, the center will cross the Camarines provinces before heading towards CALABARZON this afternoon.

Heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Bicol Region, CALABARZON, Metro Manila, Marinduque, Romblon, Mindoro Provinces, Bataan, Bulacan, Aurora, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, and the eastern portions of mainland Cagayan and Isabela.

Moderate to heavy rains with at times intense rains will be experienced over Cordillera Administrative Region, Leyte, and the rest of mainland Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula, and the rest of Luzon and Visayas.

In the next 24 hours, there is a high risk of storm surge of more than 3.0 m over the coastal areas of Catanduanes and Camarines Norte and the northern coastal areas of Quezon including Polillo Islands and Camarines Sur; up to 3.0 m over the coastal areas of Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, the southeastern coastal area of Batangas (facing Tayabas Bay), and most of the southern coastal areas of Quezon; up to 2.0 m over the coastal areas of Marinduque, Lubang Island, Albay, Masbate (including Ticao and Burias Islands), Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar and the remaining coastal areas of Quezon, Camarines Sur, and Batangas.

Rolly is forecast to exit the mainland Luzon landmass and emerge over the Philippine Sea early morning Monday.

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