MANILA—State weather bureau PAGASA early Tuesday placed Metro Manila and large parts of Luzon under tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 as tropical depression Jenny speeds up.
As of 4 a.m. Tuesday, the weather disturbance was spotted 525 kilometers east of Daet, Camarines Norte.
Jenny, the 10th tropical cyclone to enter the country this year, currently packs 55 kilometer per hour (kph) sustained maximum winds, with gusts of up to 70 kph. It is moving west at a speed of 25 kph.
Tropical cyclone wind signal number 1, which means these areas could experience 30 to 60 kph winds within 36 hours, is hoisted over the following the areas:
• Camarines Norte
• Ilocos Norte
• Ilocos Sur
• La Union
• Metro Manila
• Mountain Province
• Northeastern portion of Camarines Sur
• Northern portion of Quezon, including Polillo Islands
• Nueva Ecija
• Nueva Vizcaya
Weather specialist Meno Mendoza said Jenny may make landfall over Aurora Tuesday night, August 27 or Wednesday morning, August 28.
Intermittent to frequent moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Bicol Region, Samar Provinces, Quezon, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Isabela and Cagayan.
Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, the Visayas and the regions of Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Bangsamoro will have light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains.
PAGASA warned residents in these areas to take precautionary measures, coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices and monitor weather updates.
The bad weather has also forced the cancelation of classes in many provinces.
Jenny is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Thursday, August 29.
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