PAGASA: Stronger Ulysses could trigger 3-meter storm surge in some Luzon areas

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 11 2020 07:05 PM | Updated as of Nov 12 2020 12:14 AM

MANILA (UPDATE) — Typhoon Ulysses, which further intensified as it makes landfall over Quezon, could cause storm surge with heights of up to 3 meters in several coastal areas in Luzon, the state weather bureau warned Wednesday.

In its 11 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said the coastal areas of Aurora, Quezon including Polillo Islands and Camarines Norte are at high risk of experiencing storm surge of up to 3 meters due to the typhoon. 

Ulysses, which currently packs maximum winds of 150 kph near the center and gusts of up to 205 kph, will trigger storm surges as high as 2 meters in the following coastal areas: 

  • Metro Manila
  • Isabela
  • La Union
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • northern portions of Mindoro Provinces including Lubang Island
  • Marinduque
  • Romblon
  • Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon

There is also a moderate risk of storm surge over the coastal areas surrounding Laguna de Bay, according to PAGASA.

PAGASA said these storm surges "which may be accompanied by swells and/or breaking waves near the coast can cause life-thretening and damaging coastal inundation".

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 3 was hoisted over the following areas as of 5 p.m., where 121-170 kph winds are expected within 18 hours and may uproot trees and cause moderate to heavy damage:

  • Metro Manila
  • southern portion of Quirino (Maddela, Nagtipunan)
  • southern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Alfonso Castaneda, Dupax Del Norte, Dupax Del Sur)
  • Pangasinan
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Aurora
  • Tarlac
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • Pampanga
  • Bulacan
  • Rizal
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • northern and central portions of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta, Real, Mauban, Sampaloc, Lucban, Tayabas City, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Lucena City, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Unisan, Agdangan, Gumaca, Plaridel, Pitogo, Macalelon, Lopez, General Luna, Catanauan, Buenavista, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Calauag, Quezon, Alabat, Perez) including Polillo Islands
  • Batangas
  • Camarines Norte
  • northern portion of Camarines Sur (Siruma, Cabusao, Libmanan, Sipocot, Lupi, Ragay, Del Gallego, Tinambac, Calabanga, Bombon, Magarao)

The following areas were placed under signal no. 2, where 61-120 kph winds are expected within 24 hours and may damage wooden and old electric posts:

  • central and southern portions of Isabela (Mallig, Quirino, Ilagan, Roxas, Burgos, Gamu, Palanan, San Mariano, Dinapigue, San Guillermo, Benito Soliven, Naguilian, Reina Mercedes, Luna, San Manuel, Aurora, Cabatuan, Cauayan City, San Mateo, Alicia, Angadanan, Echague, Jones, San Agustin, San Isidro, Ramon, Santiago City, Cordon)
  • rest of Quirino
  • rest of Nueva Vizcaya
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • southern portion of Ilocos Sur (Cervantes, Quirino, San Emilio, Lidlidda, Santiago, Banayoyo, Candon City, Galimuyod, Gregorio Del Pilar, Salcedo, Santa Lucia, Santa Cruz, Sigay, Suyo, Tagudin, Alilem, Sugpon)
  • La Union
  • northern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Paluan, Abra de Ilog) including Lubang Island
  • northern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Pola, Victoria, Naujan, Baco, Calapan City, San Teodoro, Puerto Galera)
  • Marinduque
  • rest of Quezon
  • rest of Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Burias Island
  • northern portion of Sorsogon (Sorsogon City, Castilla, Pilar, Donsol)

Signal No. 1 was hoisted over the following areas, where 30-60 kph winds may rip roofs off nipa and cogon huts, damage rice crops and down banana plants:

  • rest of Isabela
  • Kalinga
  • Abra
  • rest of Ilocos Sur
  • rest of Occidental Mindoro
  • rest of Oriental Mindoro
  • Romblon
  • rest of Sorsogon
  • central and western portion of Masbate (Palanas, Cawayan, Milagros, Dimasalang, Uson, Mobo, Masbate City, Baleno, Aroroy, Mandaon, Balud) including Ticao Island
  • western portion of Northern Samar (Lavezares, Biri, San Jose, Rosario, Victoria, San Isidro, Allen, San Antonio, Capul, San Vicente)

The surge of the Northeast Monsoon, combined with the effects of the typhoon, will also bring rough to very high seas of 2.5 meters to 11 meters over the seabords of areas under storm signals and the northern seaboard of Northern Samar.

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Rough to very rough seas of 2.5 meters to 4.5 meters will also prevail over the western seaboards of Palawan including Calamian and Kalayaan Islands, the weather agency said. 

The eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao, the seaboards of Cuyo Islands, and the western seaboard of Panay Island will experience moderate to rough seas of 1.5 meters to 2.5 meters. 

“Sea travel is risky for all types of seacrafts over these waters,” it said. 

Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for updates.