Winds of 61 kph up to 120 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.TROPICAL STORM “JOLINA” HAS SLOWED DOWN AND IS ABOUT TO MAKE LANDFALL OVER AURORA AREA.
Location of eye/center : At 7:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm “JOLINA” was estimated based on all available data at at 65 km South Southeast of Casiguran, Aurora (15.8, 122.4).
Strength : Maximum winds of 80 kph near the centerand gustiness of up to 95 kph.
Forecast movement : Forecast to move West Northwest at 17 kph
Forecast position :
• 24 Hour( Tomorrow afternoon): 110 km West Northwest of Sinait, Ilocos Sur(17.8°N, 119.4°E)
• 48 Hour(Sunday afternoon):590 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte(20.8°N, 115.7°E)
• 72 Hour(Monday afternoon): 1,070 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte(23.1°N, 111.8°E)
• 96 Hour(Tuesday afternoon):1,535 km West Northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte(23.5°N, 107.0°E)
Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.
Expected to make landfall over Aurora this evening (6:00PM TO 9:00 PM).
Meanwhile, moderate to occasionally heavy rains is expected over most parts of Luzon beginning tonight. Residents in these areas, especially those under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals 2 and 1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
Sea travel is risky over the seaboard of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon.
A Public Storm Warning Signal is issued when a tropical cyclone poses a threat to any part of the country. The Public Storm Warning Signal number is based on wind intensity.
At Public Storm Warning Signal #2, winds of 61-120 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours.
Sea conditions (open sea):
- Wave heights of 4.1-14 meters
- Storm surge possible in coastal areas
Damage to structures:
- Light to moderate damage to high-risk structures
- Very light to light damage to medium-risk structures
- No to very light damage to low-risk structures
- Unshielded and dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials may be partially damaged or unroofed
- Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off
- Some old, wooden electric posts may be tilted or downed
- Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards
Damage to vegetation:
- Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipil, and similar trees are downed or broken
- Some coconut trees may be tilted with a few others broken
- Rice and corn may be adversely affected
- Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees, with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down