I. Situation Overview
Issued at 2 PM, 07 September 2021, “JOLINA” weakens into a Severe Tropical Storm as it continues to move west northwestward over mainland Masbate.
- In the next 24 hours, heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Masbate, Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Northern Samar, Sorsogon, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines provinces, Southern Quezon, Romblon, and Marinduque. Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Mindoro Provinces and the rest of CALABARZON and Visayas. Under these conditions, scattered to widespread flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are possible especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazard as identified in hazard maps.
Damaging gale-force to storm-force winds are likely to occur within any of the areas where TCWS #2 is in effect. This may bring generally light to moderate damage to structures and vegetation.
Strong winds (strong breeze to near gale conditions) with occasional gusts will be experienced in areas where Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #1 is in effect. This may result to up to very light damage to structures and vegetation.
“JOLINA” weakened into a severe tropical storm at 11:00 AM today.
In the next 12 hours, “JOLINA” will continue to move generally west northwestward traversing Masbate and Ragay Gulf before making another landfall in the vicinity of southeastern Quezon tonight or tomorrow early morning.
Throughout the remainder of tomorrow and into Thursday morning, the tropical cyclone is forecast to cross Central Luzon (roughly to the east and north of Metro Manila). Frictional effects during its traverse of Luzon landmass will weaken “JOLINA” down to tropical storm category.
“JOLINA” is forecast to emerge over the West Philippine Sea before noon on Thursday. Re-intensification is forecast to occur beginning on Thursday afternoon as the tropical cyclone moves west northwestward over the West Philippine Sea towards the southern China-northern Vietnam area.
At 1 PM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm “JOLINA” was estimated based on all available data in the vicinity of Baleno, Masbate (12.4°N, 123.5°E).
Source: DOST-PAGASA Weather Advisory
II. Status of Affected Areas and Population
A total of 265 families or 1,214 persons were affected by Typhoon “Jolina” in 13 Barangays in Region VIII (see Table 1).