Nina makes landfall over Catanduanes


Posted at Dec 25 2016 07:20 PM | Updated as of Dec 26 2016 12:34 AM

MANILA (UPDATE) - Typhoon "Nina" (international name: Nock-Ten) has made landfall over Bato, Catanduanes at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

In its 8 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said Nina was last located 20 kilometers southwest of Virac, Catanduanes.

It is packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 255 kph.

"Nina" is expected to move west at 15 kph.

The whole province of Catanduanes, as well as Camarines Sur, have been placed under tropical cyclone warning signal No. 4.

Signal No. 3 is still raised over the areas of Burias Island, Albay, Camarines Norte, southern Quezon, Sorsogon and Marinduque, while signal No. 2 is raised over Metro Manila, Masbate, including Ticao Island, Oriental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna, rest of Quezon including Polillo, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Romblon, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, Bataan and Northern Samar.

The provinces of Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Calamian Group of Islands, northern portion of Samar and northern portion of Eastern Samar are under signal No. 1.

PAGASA said moderate to heavy rainfall is expected within the 400-kilometer diameter of the typhoon.