‘Rolly’ further weakens over West PH Sea off coast of Bataan

Published November 2, 2020, 3:05 AM

by Noreen Jazul

Tropical storm “Rolly” has further weakened Monday morning as it moves over the West Philippine Sea off the coast of Bataan.


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in its 2 a.m. advisory Monday said there is an “increasing likelihood” that Typhoon “Rolly” will weaken into a low-pressure area “ due to increasingly unfavorable conditions.”

“Rolly” was spotted at 155 kilometers (km) West of Sangley Pt, Cavite, or 95 km West Southwest of Subic Bay around 1 a.m.

It is moving West Northwestward at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h) with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 90 km/h.

PAGASA has lifted tropical cyclone wind signal 2, and only signal No. 1 remains hoisted.

Areas which remain in tropical cyclone wind signal No. 1 are the northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Paluan, Mamburao, Abra de Ilog) including Lubang Island, the western portion of Batangas (Tingloy, Mabini, Bauan, San Luis, Taal, Agoncillo, San Nicolas, Santa Teresita, Talisay, Laurel, Lemery, Calaca, Balayan, Calatagan, Tuy, Lian, Nasugbu), the extreme western portion of Laguna (San Pedro City, Biñan City), Cavite, Metro Manila, the western portion of Bulacan (San Jose del Monte City, Santa Maria, Pandi, Bustos, Baliuag, Marilao, Meycauayan City, Obando, Bocaue, Bulacan, Balagtas, Guiguinto, Pulilan, Plaridel, Malolos City, Paombong, Hagonoy, Calumpit), the western portion of Pampanga (San Luis, Mexico, Masantol, Sasmuan, Floridablanca, Lubao, Porac, Guagua, Santa Rita, Bacolor, Angeles City, Santo Tomas, San Fernando City, San Simon, Macabebe, Minalin, Apalit), Bataan, and the southern portion of Zambales (San Marcelino, San Felipe, San Narciso, San Antonio, Castillejos, Subic, Olongapo City).

PAGASA said “Rolly” will bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon.

It will also bring strong breeze to near gale conditions with occasional gusts in areas under tropical cyclone wind No. 1, Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and the northern portions of mainland Cagayan and Zambales.

“Rolly” is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday morning.