Tisoy churns towards Luzon with threat of heavy rains as SEA Games gets underway

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 01 2019 08:01 AM

MANILA -- Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) maintained its strength as it churned closer to the eastern Philippines on Sunday, as the country's hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games went underway, the weather bureau said.

On Tuesday, there will be "frequent to continuous heavy rains" in
Metro Manila, Bicol Region, Calabarzon, Mindoro provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, and Bulacan and "moderate to occasional heavy rains" over the rest of Luzon, said PAGASA forecaster Ezra Bulquerin.

The 30th SEA Games formally opened last Saturday and will run until Dec. 11. The events are hosted in Manila, Clark and Subic.

Tisoy may hit land in the Bicol Region by late Monday or early Tuesday, Bulquerin said. At 4 a.m. Sunday, Kammuri was spotted 885 east of Virac, Catanduanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center with 185 kph gusts, he said.

Moving west at 15 kph, Tisoy was forecast to be at 410 km east of Virac early Tuesday. It will then cross southern Luzon and exit the land mass by Thursday, he said.

Also on Tuesday, occasional to frequent heavy rains will be experienced in the Bicol Region, Samar provinces, and Biliran. Moderate to occasional heavy rains will prevail over Romblon, Marinduque, and Quezon, he said.

Signal no.1, the lowest storm warning for winds (30-60 kph), was hoisted early Sunday over the following areas:

- Catanduanes
- Albay
- Sorsogon
- Camarines Sur
- Masbate including Burias and Ticao Island
- Samar
- Northern Samar
- Eastern Samar
- Biliran
- Camotes Island 
- Leyte

Later Sunday, signal no. 1 may be raised over southern Quezon, Camarines Norte, Marinduque, Romblon, northern Cebu including Bantayan Island, Southern Leyte, northeast Iloilo, and northeast Capiz.

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