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NDRRMC Update SitRep No.03 re Preparedness Measures for Typhoon "Nina" (Nock-ten)

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I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

23 December 2016

The Severe Tropical Storm (STS) with international name NOCK-TEN entered the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) and was named "NINA" with maximum sustained winds of up to 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 130 kph. It is forecasted to move West Northwest at 20 kph.

24 December 2016

"NINA" has intensified into a Typhoon and continues to move in a West Northwest direction with a maximum sustained winds of up to 135 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 165 kph moving West Northwest at 17 kph. Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No.1 is hoisted in Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.

25 December 2016

Typhoon "NINA" has maintained its strength and now endangers the Province of Catanduanes. At 4:00 PM today, the eye of Typhoon ''NINA'' was located based on all available data including Virac doppler radar at 65 km East Southeast of Virac. Catanduanes with maximum sustained winds of 185 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 255 kph. It is forecasted to move West at 15 kph.

At 6:30 PM today, ''NINA'' has made landfall over the Province of Catanduanes.

TCWS No. 4 is raised over Catanduanes and Camarines Sur; TCWS No. 3 in Burias Islands, Albay, Camarines Norte, Southern Quezon, Sorsogon, and Marinduque; TCWS No. 2 in Metro manila, Masbate including Ticao Island, Oriental Mindoro, Barangas, rest of Quezon including Polillo, Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island, Romblon, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, Bataan, and Northern Samar, and TCWS No. 1 over Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarla, Calamian Group of Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, Leyte, and Bantayan Island.