Typhoon “Nona” (international name: “Melor”) made landfall over Batag in Northern Samar
ISSUED AT 11:00 AM, 14 DECEMBER 2015
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today)TYPHOON “NONA” IS ABOUT TO MAKE LANDFALL OVER THE NORTHERN TIP OF NORTHERN SAMAR.
•Estimated rainfall amount is from heavy to at times intense within the 300 km diameter of the typhoon.
•Flash floods and landslides are expected over the areas under signals
# 2 and 3, while storm surges of up to 4 meters are possible.
•Nona is expected to pass over the northern tip of Northern Samar around noon today, make a landfall over Sorsogon early tonight then cross Albay and Burias Island.
Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “NONA” was located based on all available data including Guiuan and Virac Doppler Radars at 85 km East of Catarman, Northern Samar (12.6°N, 125.4°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 185 kph.
Forecast Movement:Forecast to move West at 17 kph.
Forecast Positions: •24 hour (tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Gasan, Marinduque
•48 hour (Wednesday morning): 200 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
•72 hour (Thursday morning): 260 km West of Coron, Palawan
•96 hour (Friday morning): 370 km West of Puerto Princesa City,
•120 hour (Saturday morning): 735 km West Southwest of Puerto
Princesa City, Palawan (Outside PAR)
PSWS 3(121-170 kph Expected in 18hrs.)
Luzon: Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands.
Visayas: Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar and Biliran
PSWS 2 (61-120kph Expected in 24 hrs.)
Luzon: Camarines Norte, Marinduque, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna and Southern Quezon.
PSWS 1 (30-60kph Expected in 36 hrs.)
Luzon: Metro Manila, Bataan, Bulacan, Lubang Island, Coron, Cavite, Rizal, Rest of Quezon including Polillo Island.
Visayas: Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Bantayan and
Camotes Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Northern Negros Occidental and
Mindanao: Dinagat province and Siargao Island.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the typhoon made landfall at around 11 a.m.
Storm signals were placed in the following areas:
Signal No. 3
Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Ticao and Burias Islands, N. Samar, E. Samar, Samar and Biliran
Signal No. 2
Camarines Norte, Marinduque, Romblon Or., Mindoro Occ., Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna, Southern Quezon, and Leyte
Signal No. 1
Metro Manila, Bataan, Bulacan, Lubang Islands, Coron, Rest of Quezon, Polillo Islands, Southern Leyte and N. Cebu
Nona was last tracked 85 kilometers east of Catarman in Northern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 185 kph.