Tropical Storm Rolly exits PAR Tuesday night

Tropical Storm Rolly, the world’s strongest typhoon of 2020, finally exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Tuesday night.

According to Pagasa’s severe weather bulletin issued at 11 pm on November 3, “ROLLY” left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 8:00 PM.

It is forecast to move westward or west-southwestward over the West Philippine Sea towards the southern portion of Vietnam. There is an increasing likelihood that Tropical Storm Rolly will weaken into a tropical depression prior to its landfall over southern Vietnam due to unfavorable conditions.

The combined effects of “ROLLY”, “SIONY”, and the enhanced northeasterlies will bring rough to very rough seas (2.8 to 5.0 m) over the entire seaboards of and the seaboards of Kalayaan Islands. Sea travel is risky over these waters, especially for those using small seacrafts.

Moderate to rough seas (1.5 to 2.5 m) will be experienced over the eastern and western seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon and 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 Storm Rolly exits PAR Tuesday night

At 10:00 PM last night, the center of Tropical Storm Rolly was estimated based on all available data at 615 km West of Subic Bay (OUTSIDE PAR).

It is moving westward slowly with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 90 km/h.

Meanwhile, Catanduanes calls for additional goods, clean drinking water, and construction materials after typhoon Rolly hits the province.

On Teleradyo, Catanduanes Gov. Joseph Cua said that local funding had been depleted because it has been used in coronavirus response.

“Ang pakiusap ko dahil ang relief goods ilang araw lang ubos na, so bagsak ang ekonomiya natin, sana magkaroon tayo ng program na Food for Works na kung saan ‘yung mga taong walang trabaho, tutulong na maglinis sa kalsada para ma-restore ang ating lugar at bayaran natin ng pera or kahit pagkain na lang or relief goods para ma-sustain naman ang kanilang pagkain,” Cua said.

According to the initial report, nearly 11,000 houses were damaged. Some areas are still isolated due to collapsed poles and landslide incidents.