Bagyong “Nina” has made landfall over Lubang Island and is now moving towards the West Philippine Sea.

ISSUED AT 2:00 PM, 26 December 2016
“Nina” has made landfall over Lubang Island and is now moving towards the West Philippine Sea.
• Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 400 km diameter of the typhoon.
• Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal elsewhere are now lifted.
• Possible exit in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Decembe 28 (Wednesday) morning.
• Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon.
Location of eye/center: At 1:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon “NINA” was located based on all available data including Tagaytay doppler radar in the vicinity of Lubang, Occidental Mindoro (13.8°N, 120.2°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph.
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 20 kph.
Forecast Positions:
• 24 Hour( Tomorrow morning): 415 km West of Iba, Zambales(14.7°N, 116.2°E)
• 48 Hour(Wednesday morning): 215 km North of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(12.9°N, 113.9°E)
• 72 Hour(Thursday morning): 395 km West Southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(10.2°N, 110.6°E)
TCWS #3(121-170 kph Expected in 18 hours)
Luzon: Western Portion of Batangas and Northern portion of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island.
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
TCWS #2(61-120 kph Expected in 24 hours)
Luzon: Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, Cavite and the rest of Batangas.
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.
TCWS #1(30-60 kph Expected in 36 hours).
Luzon:Metro Manila, Rizal, Marinduque, Laguna, Bataan, Southern Zambales, Southern Quezon and Calamian Group of Islands.
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.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next weather bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.

bagyong nina Bagyong Nina has made landfall over Lubang Island and is now moving towards the West Philippine Sea.

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