Super-typhoon ‘Rolly’ makes 2nd landfall in Albay; Signal No. 4 up in Metro Manila

Published November 1, 2020, 9:19 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Super typhoon “Rolly” (international name “Goni”) has made its second landfall in Tiwi, Albay around 7:20 a.m. today, while unleashing catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall along its path.

(PAGASA / MANILA BULLETIN)

It first made its landfall in Bato, Catanduanes around 4:50 a.m.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Rolly has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 225 kilometers per hout (kph) but more wind gusts at 310 kph.

Signal No. 5 remains hoisted over Albay and Camarines Sur.

Signal No. 4

Signal No. 4 was also raised over Metro Manila, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, northern portion of Sorsogon (Donsol, Pilar, Castilla, Sorsogon City, Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Juban, Casiguran, Magallanes), Burias Island, central and southern portions of Quezon (Real, Mauban, Perez, Alabat, Quezon, Calauag, Tagkawayan, Guinayangan, San Antonio, Tiaong, Dolores, Candelaria, Sariaya, Tayabas City, Sampaloc, Lucban, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Unisan, Plaridel, Gumaca, Lopez, Buenavista, San Narciso, San Andres, San Francisco, Mulanay, Catanauan, General Luna, Macalelon, Pitogo), central and southern portions of Rizal (Tanay, Antipolo City, San Mateo, Cainta, Taytay, Binangonan, Teresa, Morong, Cardona, Baras, Jala-Jala, Pililla, Angono), Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Marinduque, northern portion of Romblon (Concepcion, Corcuera, Banton), northern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Abra de Ilog), and northern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, Calapan City, Naujan, Pola, Victoria, Socorro, Pinamalayan).

Signal No. 3

Areas under Signal No. 3 were the rest of Sorsogon, northern portion of Masbate (Mobo, Masbate City, Milagros, Uson, Baleno, Aroroy, Mandaon) including Ticao Island, the rest of Quezon including Polillo Island, the rest of Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Felipe, Olongapo City, Subic, Castillejos, San Antonio, San Narciso, Botolan, Cabangan), central portion of Romblon (Calatrava, San Andres, San Agustin, Romblon, Magdiwang, San Fernando, Cajidiocan), central portion of Occidental Mindoro (Sablayan, Mamburao, Santa Cruz, Paluan) including Lubang Island, central portion of Oriental Mindoro (Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong), and Northern Samar.

Signal No. 2

Meanwhile, Signal No. 2 was up in Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, the rest of Zambales, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, the rest of Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, the rest of Romblon, the rest of Masbate, northern portion of Samar (Catbalogan City, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, Hinabangan, San Sebastian, Tarangnan, Pagsanghan, San Jorge, San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao, Gandara, Santa Margarita, Calbayog City, Santo Nino, Almagro, Tagapul-An), northern portion of Eastern Samar (San Julian, Sulat, Taft, Can-Avid, Dolores, Maslog, Oras, San Policarpo, Arteche, Jipapad), extreme northern portion of Antique (Pandan, Libertad, Caluya), and northwestern portion of Aklan (Buruanga, Malay, Nabas, Ibajay).

Signal No. 1

Areas under Signal No. 1 were mainland Cagayan, Isabela, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Calamian Islands, the rest of the northern portion of Antique (Sebaste, Culasi, Tibiao, Barbaza, Laua-An), the rest of Aklan, Capiz, northern portion of Iloilo (Lemery, Sara, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Balasan, Carles), northern portion of Cebu (San Remigio, Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan) including Bantayan Islands, Biliran, the rest of Samar, the rest of Eastern Samar, and northern portion of Leyte (San Isidro, Tabango, Villaba, Matag-Ob, Palompon, Ormoc City, Pastrana, Palo, Calubian, Leyte, Kananga, Capoocan, Carigara, Jaro, Tunga, Barugo, Alangalang, Santa Fe, Tacloban City, Babatngon, San Miguel).

Very destructive typhoon-force winds will be experienced in areas under Signal Nos. 4 and 5.

Destructive typhoon-force winds may be felt in areas under Signal No. 3, damaging gale- to storm-force winds in areas under Signal No. 2, and strong breeze to near gale conditions in areas under Signal No. 1.

In the next 24 hours, there is a high risk of storm surge of more than 3.0 meters (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, 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.

Moreover, there is also a moderate to high risk of seiche or storm surge over the coastal areas surrounding Laguna de Bay and Taal Lake.

These storm surges, which may be accompanied by swells and breaking waves reaching the coast can cause life-threatening and damaging coastal inundation, PAGASA said.

Rough to “phenomenal” seas (2.5 to 16.0 m) will be experienced over the seaboard of areas where tropical cyclone warning signal is in effect and rough to very rough seas (2.5 to 5.0 m) over the remaining seaboards of Northern Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Eastern Visayas (that are not under tropical cyclone warning signals) and Caraga.

Sea travel is risky for all types of sea vessels over these waters, especially those under storm warning signals.

Meanwhile, moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.5m) will be experienced over the remaining seaboards of the country.

Mariners of small sea vessels were advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea, while inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.

The tropical cyclone being monitored by PAGASA with international name “Atsani” has re-intensified into a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It could further intensify into a severe tropical storm within 24 to 36 hours.

As of 7 a.m., Atsani estimated at 1,205 km east of Southern Luzon.

It was moving west-northwestward at 30 kph and will likely enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) this afternoon.

It will be assigned its local name “Siony” once inside the PAR.

Atsani remains less likely to affect any portion of the country over the next two to three days, but PAGASA advised the public to continue monitoring developments regarding this cyclone.

 
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