Typhoon “Jolina” is likely to landfall in Isabela province three days from now. Meanwhile, Pagasa is monitoring the possibility of another typhoon entering the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday.
The center of Tropical Depression “JOLINA” was estimated based on all available data at 205 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar or 230 km East Northeast of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.
TD Jolina has a maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 70 km/h, and central pressure of 1004 hPa.
Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal no. 1 is raised over:
- Northern Samar
- Eastern Samar
- Dinagat Islands
- Bucas Grande
“So ito pong mga eryang ito, posibleng makaranas ng mga pag-ulan ngayong araw, minsan-minsan may pagbugso ng hangin,” said Chris Perez, senior weather specialist of PAGASA.
“Pinapayuhgan natin ang mga kababayan natin… maging alerto pa rin sa mga posibleng pagbaha at pagguho ng lupa… Inaasahan po natin na magla-landfall ito dito sa Isabela area sa darating na Huwebes.”
TD Jolina may hit Isabela on Thursday; 1 more typhoon may enter on Wed
Perez added that there is a high chance that it will intensify and become a tropical storm on Wednesday before landfall.
Signal no. 2 could be raised over some places in the Philippines as the typhoon continues to cross the country in the coming days.
On the forecast track, TD Jolina will track generally northwestward parallel to the east coast of the country until it makes landfall over Northern Luzon by Thursday morning (09 September). Then it will move westward while traversing over Northern Luzon and may re-emerge over the West Philippine Sea by Thursday evening.
TD Jolina is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Friday morning (10 September).
Meanwhile, the entry of another tropical depression currently located 1,535 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes is being monitored.
It is possible that PAR will enter on September 8th but is estimated not to directly affect the country.
“However this weather system may contribute to the moderate to rough seas over the northern and eastern seaboard of Northern Luzon on Friday,” PAGASA added.
It is also possible that it will intensify and enter the severe tropical storm category on Friday.