The Low Pressure Area east of Surigao del Norte has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named Jolina.
The center of Tropical Depression “JOLINA” was estimated based on all available data at 300 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar or 310 km East of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.
It has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 55 km/h, and central pressure of 1006 hPa.
Tropical wind signal no.1 was raised over Eastern Samar, Dinagat Islands, Siargao
Islands, and Bucas Grande Islands.
In the next 24 hours, “JOLINA” may bring moderate to heavy rains over Eastern Samar, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands.
Under these conditions, isolated to scattered flash flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazard as identified in hazard maps.
Strong winds (strong breeze to near gale conditions) with occasional gusts will be experienced in areas where Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #1 is in effect.
Signal No. 1 raised due to TD Jolina
In the next 24 hours, Tropical Depression “JOLINA” may bring moderate to rough seas (1.2 to 2.8 m) over the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao. Mariners of small seacrafts are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea. Inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions.
Tropical Depression “JOLINA” is forecast to move westward or west-southwestward in the very short term before turning generally northwestward. On the forecast track, the depression will track generally northwestward parallel to the east coast of the country until it makes landfall over Northern Luzon by Friday (10 September).
However, the public is advised to continue monitoring for possible changes in the track forecast in the succeeding bulletins.
“JOLINA” is forecast to remain a tropical depression until its potential landfall over Northern Luzon, when it is forecast to weaken into an area of low pressure.