Tropical Cyclone CONSON (named JOLINA in the Philippines), made landfall over Samar Island on 6 September and is crossing Masbate Island. On 7 September at 8.00 UTC, its centre was located about 22 km northwest of Cataingan City (Masbate Province), with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h.
According to media reports, power outages were reported in Eastern Samar, Samar and Leyte Provinces.
CONSON is forecast to move northwest and approach central Luzon Island on 8 September passing very close to the capital Manila. After that, on 9 September it will move over the South China Sea towards Hainan Island (southern China).
A tropical cyclone wind signal number 3 (destructive typhoon-force winds prevailing or expected within 18 hours), is in effect for most parts of Masbate Island, central-southern Luzon and the eastern Visayas, including the Provinces of Quezon, Masbate, Albay and Samar.
For the next 24 hours, heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over Masbate Island, central-southern Luzon and eastern Visayas (particularly Samar Island).