Typhoon Tisoy intensifies further ahead of Sorsogon landfall

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Posted at Dec 02 2019 06:43 PM | Updated as of Dec 03 2019 12:22 AM

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MANILA (UPDATE) — Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) intensified further Monday night as it moves closer to land, state weather bureau PAGASA said. 

Tisoy was 90 kilometers east of Juban, Sorsogon at 7 p.m., packing maximum sustained winds of up to 165 kilometers per hour and 230 kph gusts, said PAGASA. 

The country's 20th storm this year is expected to slam into Sorsogon around midnight Tuesday, the weather bureau said. 

The typhoon's eyewall is currently bringing violent winds over Northern Samar, Catanduanes, Albay, Camarines Sur and Sorsogon, PAGASA added.

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From Monday night, "frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains" will lash Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Southern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon.

Samar, Eastern Samar, Rizal, rest of Quezon, Laguna and Oriental Mindoro will experience frequent to continuous heavy rains, while moderate to intermittent heavy rains are expected over Metro Manila, Occidental Mindoro, the rest of CALABARZON, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, and the rest of Eastern Visayas, PAGASA said.

Waves more than 3 meters high may hit coastal towns in Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur and Catanduanes, while coastal areas in Batangas, Quezon, Albay and Marinduque may experience waves of up to 3 meters, said PAGASA. 

The weather agency also hoisted storm signal 3 over the following areas, which may be whipped by 121 to 170 kph winds:

Catanduanes
Camarines Sur
Albay
Sorsogon
Camarines Norte
Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
Romblon
southern portion of Quezon (Perez, Alabat, Quezon, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Pitogo, Gumaca, Lopez, Macalelon, General Luna, Calauag, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Francisco, San Andres)
Marinduque
Oriental Mindoro
southern portion of Batangas (San Juan, Padre Garcia, Ibaan, Batangas City, Rosario, Taysan, Lobo)

Northern Samar
northern portion of Eastern Samar (Can-avid, Dolores, Maslog, Oras, Arteche, Jipapad, San Policarpio)
northern portion of Samar (Catbalogan, Jiabong, Motiong, Paranas, San Jose de Buan, San Jorge, Pagsanghan, Tarangnan, Sta. Margarita, Gandara, Matuguinao, Calbayog, Tagapul-an, Almagro, Sto. Niño)

The following areas, which may be battered by 61-120 kph winds, are under Signal no. 2: 

Metro Manila
Bulacan
Bataan
Tarlac
Pampanga
Nueva Ecija
southern Aurora (Dipaculao, Maria Aurora, Baler, San Luis, Dingalan)
Cavite
rest of Batangas
Laguna
Rizal
rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands
Occidental Mindoro
Calamian Islands
Zambales
Cuyo Islands
Pangasinan

rest of Eastern Samar
rest of Samar
Biliran
Aklan
Capiz
Antique
Iloilo
northern portion of Negros Occidental ( Talisay, Calatrava, Silay, Enrique B. Magalona, Victorias, Manapla, Cadiz, Sagay, Escalante, Toboso, Bacolod, Murcia, Salvador Benedicto, San Carlos, Bago, Pulupandan, Valladolid, La Carlota, San Enrique, Pontevedra, La Castellana, Moises Padilla)
northern portion of Leyte (Baybay, Mahaplag, Abuyog, Javier, Macarthur, Mayorga, La Paz, Dulag, Albuera, barauen, Julita, Tolosa, Tanauan, Tabontabon, Dagami, Pastrana, Palo, Sta. Fe, Tacloban, Alangalang, Jaro, Babatngon, San Miguel, Barugo, Tunga, Carigara, Capoocan, Leyte, Calubian, San Isidro, Tabango, Villaba, Kananga, Matag-ob, Palompon, Isabel, Merida, Ormoc)
Guimaras

Of these areas, Metro Manila, Pampanga, Laguna, Cavite and Batangas are home to several venues of the 30th SEA Games.

Meanwhile, the following areas were placed under signal no. 1, which means these may be lashed by 30 to 60 kph winds in 36 hours. 

Southern Isabela (Palanan, Dinapique, San Mariano, San Guillermo, Benito Soliven, Naguilian, Reina Mercedes, Luna, Aurora, Cabatuan, San Mateo, Cauayan City, Alicia, Angadanan, Ramon, San Isidro, Echague, Cordon, Santiago City, Jones and San Agustin)
Mountain Province
Ifugao
Benguet
Nueva Vizcaya
Ilocos Sur
La Union
Quirino
rest of Aurora
northern portion of Palawan (Taytay, Araceli, Dumaran, San Vicente, Roxas)

rest of Negros Occidental
Negros Oriental
Bohol
Siquijor
rest of Cebu
rest of Leyte
Southern Leyte
Dinagat Islands
Siargao Island

Tisoy has prompted the cancellation of several flights and classes in some areas. 

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