Tropical Storm Rolly moves westward towards the western limits of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
On the forecast track, “ROLLY” is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Tuesday morning. It is likely to remain a tropical storm throughout the forecast period. However, there remains the possibility that “ROLLY” will weaken into a tropical depression over the West Philippine Sea due to unfavorable conditions.
It is moving Westward at 20 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h.
Tropical Storm Rolly is no longer directly affecting the country.
The northeasterlies enhanced by Tropical Storms ROLLY and “SIONY” will bring strong to near gale conditions with higher gusts over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northern portions Cagayan and Ilocos Norte.
The combined effects of “ROLLY,” “SIONY,” and the enhanced northeasterlies will bring rough to very rough seas (2.8 to 4.5 m) over the entire seaboards of Northern Luzon and the western seaboard of Central Luzon. 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 Luzon’s remaining seaboards 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 puts CamSur under a state of calamity
“The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of CamSur has just declared a state of calamity for the province of CamSur due to Super Typhoon Rolly,” Villafuerte told reporters in a message.
Earlier, Villafuerte and his son, Governor Migz Villafuerte, asked President Rodrigo Duterte to give immediate assistance to at least 80,000 families in the province affected by the considered strongest typhoon in the world for 2020.
“We are appealing for immediate assistance from the President for the devastation wrought by super typhoon Rolly, particularly for the most severely affected 80,000 families all over the province’s 1,036 barangays, many of whom have totally or partially lost their homes to this extremely potent ‘Category 5’ cyclone that hit Bicol a week after the onslaught of Typhoon Quinta,” Rep. Villafuerte said in a statement.