MANILA - (UPDATE) More areas were placed under wind signal number 2 Sunday afternoon, as Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) maintained its strength, threatening the country's hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games, the weather bureau said.
The Games formally opened last Saturday and will run until Dec. 11. The events are being played in Manila, New Clark City in Tarlac, and Subic.
PAGASA said continuous heavy to intense rains over the Bicol Region can be expected tomorrow Monday until Tuesday due to Tisoy.
Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 2, where 61 to 120 kph winds are expected in 24 hours, was hoisted in the following areas:
- Camarines Sur
- Eastern Samar
- Northern Samar
The following provinces were, meanwhile, placed under signal no. 1, where 30 to 60 kph winds would prevail in 36 hours:
- Camarines Norte
- Dinagat Islands
- Masbate including Burias and Ticao Island
- Metro Manila
- Northern and Metro Cebu
- Northern portion of Negros Occidental (Bacolod City, Bago City, Cadiz City, Calatrava, Enrique B. Magalona, Escalante City, La Carlota City, Manapla, Murcia, Pulupandan, Sagay City, Salvador Benedicto, San Carlos City, San Enrique, Silay City, Talisay City, Toboso, Valladolid, Victorias City)
- Eastern portion of Nueva Ecija (Cabanatuan City, Cabiao, Gabaldon, Gapan City, General Mamerto Natividad, General Tinio, Jaen, Laur, Pantabangan, Peñaranda, Rizal, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Leonardo, Santa Rosa)
- Oriental Mindoro
- Quezon including Polillo Islands
- Siargao Island
- Southern Leyte
Tisoy could hit Bicol by late Monday or early Tuesday, the PAGASA said.
On Tuesday, there will be "frequent to continuous heavy rains" in Metro Manila, Bicol, Calabarzon, Central Luzon, Mindoro provinces, Marinduque, and Romblon, PAGASA said.
Moderate to occasional heavy rains will, meanwhile, prevail over the rest of Luzon, Aklan, Capiz, and northern part of Antique, it added.
As of 4 p.m., the typhoon was last seen 595 kilometers east of Virac town, Catanduanes, moving west at 20 kph with maximum winds of 140 kph and gusts of up to 170 kph.
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