Central Luzon braces for Signal 4 winds as Rolly barrels westward
Five provinces in Central Luzon will experience strong winds of betweenn 171 and 220 kph under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal 4 in the next 12 hours as Typhoon Rolly continues its onslaught in the mainland, based on the Pagasa weather bureau’s forecast on Sunday.
According to the 11 a.m. weather advisory, the following areas in Central Luzon will be under TCWS 4: Pampanga, Bulacan, the southern portion of Aurora (Dingalan), Bataan, and the southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Felipe, San Narciso, San Antonio, Castillejos, Subic, Olongapo City, Botolan, Cabangan).
On the other hand, TCWS 3, signaling 121-170 kph winds, has been declared in Tarlac, the southern portion of Nueva Ecija and the central portion of Aurora.
Other provinces and areas in Luzon that will be under TCWS 4 include Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, the northern portion of Sorsogon, Burias Island, Marinduque, Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, the northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro, and the northern portion of Oriental Mindoro.
Pagasa warned of “catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall” over the western portion of Camarines Sur, Marinduque, the central and southern portions of Quezon, Laguna, the eastern portion of Batangas, and Cavite.
“This a particularly dangerous situation for these areas,” the weather bureau said.
Rolly weakened into a Typhoon at 8 a.m. Sunday.
The center of this typhoon will move towards Marinduque-Southern Quezon area this afternoon, Pagasa predicted.
Rolly is forecast to exit the mainland Luzon landmass and emerge over the Philippine Sea between Sunday night and early Monday morning.
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