Severe tropical storm Paeng (international name: Nalgae) may make another landfall in the vicinity of the southeastern portion of Batangas before traversing the Cavite-Metro Manila-Bataan Peninsula area on Saturday, Oct. 29, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
In less than 24 hours, Paeng already made landfall four times. Its most recent landfall scenario was recorded in Santa Cruz, Marinduque at 8:40 a.m.
PAGASA’s latest bulletin revealed that the center of Paeng was last spotted in the vicinity of Mogpog, Marinduque with maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 130 kph.
“The track of cyclone Paeng has descended, which means that the Western Visayas area, Mindoro Provinces and Palawan will be affected by the rains that the cyclone will bring. CALABARZON, Metro Manila, and parts of Central Luzon will still be affected, but here in the northern part of central and northern Luzon, we can expect the rains to weaken,” said PAGASA weather specialist Raymond Ordinario in a public weather forecast.
“Yung concentration natin ngayon ay nandito na sa Southern Tagalog area at nakikita natin na possible nang lumampas ang bagyo mamayang gabi dito sa Batangas area (Our concentration now is in the Southern Tagalog area and we see the possibility of Paeng exiting the Philippine landmass through the Batangas area on Saturday evening),” Ordinario added.
Paeng may exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Monday evening, Oct. 31.
Wind Signals, on the other hand, remained hoisted in several parts of the Philippines as Paeng barrels through the country’s landmass.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals
Currently, the highest wind signal hoisted is Signal No. 3. Areas under this wind alarm include Marinduque, the northern and central portions of Quezon including Polillo Islands, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite, Metro Manila, Rizal, Bataan, the southern portion of Zambales, and Lubang Islands.
Residents of these areas were warned against storm-force winds that may bring “moderate to significant” threat to life and property.
Signal No. 2 was hoisted in the northwestern portion of Sorsogon, the western portion of Masbate including Burias Island, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, the rest of Quezon, Romblon, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Albay, the southern portion of Aurora, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, and the rest of Zambales, the northwestern portion of Antique and the western portion of Aklan.
Localities under Signal No. 2 should brace for gale-force winds within 24 hours.
Areas under Wind Signal No. 1, on the other hand, were Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Abra, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mountain Province, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, La Union, the rest of Aurora, Catanduanes, the rest of Sorsogon, the rest of Masbate including Ticao Island, and the northern portion of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Bohol, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Guimaras,the rest of Aklan, the rest of Antique, Capiz, and Iloilo.
Those residing in areas where Signal No. 1 is in effect may experience strong winds within 36 hours.