Latest on typhoon Nona (Melor) today Dec.15,2015. Various local government units have declared class suspensions for December 15 and 16 in their respective areas due to the bad weather brought by typhoon “Nona” (international name: Melor).
MANILA (UPDATE, 8:20 a.m.) – Typhoon Nona has slightly weakened its strength as it made fourth landfall in Romblon on Tuesday morning, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Monday.
In an interview, Pagasa weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said Nona made the third landfall in Burias Island around 9:45 p.m. Monday then the fourth landfall in Banton, Romblon around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Aurelio said as of 7 a.m., the eye of typhoon Nona was located 55 km northwest of Romblon, Romblon (12.9°N, 121.9°E) packed with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph, it is forecast to move west at 15 kph.
Maintaining its speed and movement, Nona is expected to make another landfall in Oriental Mindoro later this Tuesday afternoon.
He noted that Nona is expected to weaken due to interaction in landmass and also with the presence of cold winds due to the northeast monsoon.
He added that the tropical cyclone is expect to exit Philippine Area of Responsibility by Friday as a low pressure area.
At the same time, parts of southern Luzon may still experience stormy weather as typhoon Nona continues to traverse Sibuyan Sea, the state weather bureau said.
Mindoro provinces (including Lubang Island), Marinduque, and Romblon are still under storm signal no. 3 where strong winds may cause power outages and disruption and disruption of communication services.
Signal no. 2 was hoisted over Burias Islands, southern Quezon, Batangas, and Calamian Group of Islands, where winds may blow off galvanized roofs.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said areas under storm signals 2 and 3 may also experience storm surges of up to three meters.
Region IV-A (Calabarzon)
- Batangas Porvince – all levels (Dec. 15)
- Batangas City – all levels (Dec. 15)
- Lipa City, Batangas – all levels (Dec. 15)
- Cavite – all levels (Dec. 15)
- Laguna – all levels (Dec. 15)
- Quezon Province – all levels (Dec. 15)
- Antipolo – pre-school, high school (Dec. 15)
- Cainta – all levels (Dec. 15)
- Region IV-B (Mimaropa)
- Oriental Mindoro- all levels (up to December 16)
- Region V (Bicol Region)
- Masbate province- all levels (December 15)
- Camarines Sur – all levels (Dec. 15)
- Region Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)
- Catbalogan City – all levels (Dec. 15)
According to the 11 a.m. bulletin of the state weather bureau Pagasa, typhoon Nona packs maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 185 kph.
As of 1 p.m., it was tracked in the vicinity of Catarman, Northern Samar, moving west at 17 kph.
Public Storm Warning Signal No. 3 was raised in 10 areas: Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate (including Ticao and Burias Islands), Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar and Biliran.
Meanwhile, Signal No. 2 was hoisted in Camarines Norte, Marinduque, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna, Southern Quezon, and Leyte.
Signal No. 1 was raised in Metro Manila, Bataan, Bulacan, Lubang Island, Coron, Cavite, Rizal, rest of Quezon including Polillo Island, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Northern Negros Occidental, Northern Iloilo, Dinagat province and Siargao Island.