Tropical Cyclone CONSON (named "Jolina" in the Philippines), is moving westward over the South China Sea after it crossed central Luzon on 8 September. On 9 September at 2.00 UTC, its centre was located about 180 km west of the coast of Zambales Province (western Luzon) and approximately 900 km south-east of southern Hainan Island (China) with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h (tropical storm).
According to media reports, nine people have died and nine others are still missing in Eastern Visayas Region. In addition, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-DROMIC) reports 13,672 displaced and 61,565 affected people across the Regions of Mimaropa, Bicol, Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas.
CONSON is forecast to strengthen as it continues westward and it could approach southern coast of Hainan Island on 12-13 September.
For the next 24 hours, light to moderate rain with at times heavy rain are forecast over central-western Luzon, Palawan, Western Visayas and the Zamboanga Peninsula.