MANILA (UPDATE)—Severe tropical storm Jolina made landfall in Torrijos town, Marinduque early Wednesday morning, according to the state weather bureau.
In its 5 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said Jolina was last located in the coastal areas of Boac, Marinduque packing maximum sustained winds of 100 kph near the center and 150 kph gusts with
strong winds extending outwards up to 150 km from the center.
It was last seen moving northwestward at 15 kph.
Due to its strength, tropical cyclone wind Signal No. 2 was maintained over the following areas due to likely damaging gale-force winds brought by the storm:
- Northern portion of Romblon (Banton, Corcuera, Concepcion, Calatrava, San Andres, San Agustin, Romblon)
- Northern and central portions of Oriental Mindoro (Bansud, Gloria, Pinamalayan, Pola, Socorro, Victoria, Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan)
- Northern and central portions of Occidental Mindoro (Abra de Ilog, Paluan, Mamburao, Santa Cruz, Sablayan) including Lubang Islands
- Central and southern portions of Quezon (Buenavista, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Francisco, San Andres, Catanauan, General Luna, Lopez, Macalelon, Sampaloc, Unisan, Pagbilao, Sariaya, Alabat, Pitogo, City of Tayabas, Padre Burgos, Lucban, Gumaca, Agdangan, Plaridel, San Antonio, Candelaria, Atimonan, Quezon, Tiaong, Mauban, Perez, Lucena City, Dolores, Real, Infanta)
- Metro Manila
- Southern portion of Bulacan (Pandi, Bulacan, Marilao, Calumpit, Norzagaray, Plaridel, Santa Maria, Balagtas, Bocaue, Bustos, City of Malolos, Angat, Obando, City of San Jose del Monte, Pulilan, City of Meycauayan, Hagonoy, Paombong, Guiguinto, San Rafael, Baliuag)
TCWS No.1 also remains in the following areas due to expected strong winds:
- La Union
- Southern portion of Benguet (Sablan, Tublay, Bokod, La Trinidad, Baguio City, Itogon, Tuba, Kapangan, Atok)
- Southern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Alfonso Castaneda, Dupax del Norte, Dupax del Sur, Aritao, Santa Fe, Kayapa)
- Southern portion of Aurora (Baler, Maria Aurora, San Luis, Dingalan)
- Nueva Ecija
- Rest of Bulacan
- Rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands
- Camarines Norte
- Western portion of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Libmanan, Calabanga, Bombon, Pili, Naga City, Cabusao, Canaman, Gainza, Camaligan, Magarao, Pasacao, Pamplona, San Fernando, Milaor, Minalabac, Bula, Baao, Nabua, Balatan, Bato, Ocampo, Iriga City, Tinambac, Siruma)
- Western portion of Albay (Libon, Oas, City of Ligao, Pio Duran, Polangui)
- Northwestern portion of Masbate (Aroroy) including Burias Island, Rest of Romblon
- Rest of Oriental Mindoro
- Rest of Occidental Mindoro
- Northwestern portion of Antique (Caluya)
- Northern portion of Aklan (Makato, Numancia, Buruanga, Tangalan, Ibajay, Malay, Nabas)
In the next 24 hours, PAGASA said heavy to intense with at times torrential rains will fall on:
- Metro Manila
- Camarines Provinces
- Mindoro Provinces
Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains are also likely to be experienced in:
- Nueva Ecija
- Northern Palawan
The agency warned of further scattered to widespread flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides in affected areas. The storm earlier triggered floods in parts of the Bicol and the Eastern Visayas regions.
PAGASA also projected storm surges of up to 1.5 meters over several Quezon coastal areas that could lead to coastal inundation.
"In addition, coastal areas of localities under TCWS, especially those at #2 may also experience coastal flooding due to hazardous surf conditions," it said.
People were also cautioned or advised against venturing over the country's seaboards in the vicinity of areas affected by the storm, especially where TCWS No. 2 is in effect, in the next 24 hours.
"Sea travel is risky for all types of seacrafts over these waters. Mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek safe harbor," it said.
Jolina is projected to make another landfall in the vicinity of eastern Batangas on Wednesday morning.
"However, due to the recent southwestward trend in the shift of track forecasts, the possibility of landfall in the vicinity of northern Oriental Mindoro is not ruled out at this time," PAGASA said.
The storm is expected to cross the Batangas-Cavite area before emerging over Manila Bay on Wednesday night.
"This will be followed by another landfall in the vicinity of Bataan Peninsula. Frictional effects during its traverse of mainland Luzon will weaken down to tropical storm category," PAGASA said.
Jolina is now likely to emerge over the West Philippine Sea on Thursday morning before leaving the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday morning.