PAGASA: Storm ‘Jolina’ poised to exit PAR

Tropical storm “Jolina” (international name “Conson”) is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday, Sept. 9, the state weather bureau said.


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) estimated the center of Jolina at 410 kilometers (km) West of Dagupan City, Pangasinan as of 4 p.m.

It had a maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 105 kph, while moving westward at 30 kph.

“Jolina is forecast to continue moving generally westward over the West Philippine Sea and exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this afternoon or evening,” PAGASA said in its 5 p.m. bulletin.

It added that the storm may re-intensify and reach severe tropical storm category Thursday night, adding that it may reach typhoon category.

State meteorologists said light to moderate with at times heavy rains may be experienced over Palawan, Western Visayas, and Zamboanga Peninsula in the next 24 hours.

Moreover, strong winds associated with the enhanced southwest monsoon or “habagat” will be experienced over Palawan throughout the passage of the storm.

PAGASA has earlier lifted the tropical cyclone wind signals earlier raised in areas affected by Jolina as it further moves away from Luzon landmass.