Jolina is anticipated to weaken to a tropical storm after making a new landfall, while typhoon Kiko’s torrential rains will begin to hit extreme northern Luzon on Friday, according to the state weather agency.
Typhoon Kiko, on the other hand, was situated 1,175 kilometers off the coast of central Luzon, with sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 185 kilometers per hour. PAGASA also said that it is not ruling out the possibility of Typhoon Kiko becoming a super typhoon.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Benison Estareja said Jolina was located as of 4 a.m. over the coastal seas of Boac, Marinduque.
It has sustained winds of up to 100 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 150 kilometers per hour (kph). Jolina has already made landfall in seven different parts of the country.
“Makikita natin na mananatili ito as sever tropical storm within the next 12 hours. Pero dahil ito ay inaasahan na tatama sa western section ng central at southern Luzon, magkakaroon ng interaction sa land, possible na humina pa ito as tropical storm,” he said.
PAGASA said Jolina will move over Tayabas Bay and make another landfall in eastern Batangas on Wednesday morning.
It will cross Batangas to Cavite areas between noon and evening before emerging over Manila Bay tonight and making another landfall in Bataan.
On Saturday morning, Jolina will be at 840 kilometers west of northern Luzon, outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will be experienced over northern Palawan in 24 hours.
The tropical cyclone wind signal no. 2 (TWCS) is raised over northern portion of Romblon, Marinduque, northern and central portions of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro, central and southern portions of Quezon, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Metro Manila, southern portion of Bulacan , Pampanga , Bataan, Zambales, and Tarlac.
The TWCS no. 1 is raised over La Union, southern portion of Benguet, southern portion of Nueva Viscaya, southern portion of Aurora, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, rest of Bulacan, rest of Quezon including Polilio islands, Camarines Norte, western portion of Camarines Sur, western portion of Albay, northwestern portion of Sorsogon, northwestern portion of Masbate including Burlas island, rest of Romblon, rest of Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro, northwestern portion of Antique, and northern portion of Aklan.
“Most likely kapag meron tayong signal number one and two ay nagkakaroon ng sea travels suspension dahil mataas around 2.5 to 5.0 meters kapag may signal number two at around 1.2 to 2.8 sa may signal number one,” he said.
With Kiko, Estareja said it is possible to issue a tropical cyclone wind signal up to number 4 in several areas because of the possible peak intensity of 185 to 205 kph.
“Hindi natin niri-rule out na maging super typhoon given na ang peak intensity natin ay possible na umabot sa more than 205 kilometers per hour,” he added.