Philippines: Severe Tropical Storm Nock-ten (Nina) (23 Dec 2016)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 23 Dec 2016 View Original

Severe Tropical Storm Nock-ten (Nina) has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 105 km/h near the centre and gusts of up to 130 km/h. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecasts that STS Nock-ten will intensify as it traverses the Philippines Sea but will slightly weaken when it makes landfall over the province of Catanduanes in the afternoon or evening of 25 December and will continue to cross Southern Luzon, National Capital Region and Central Luzon. Authorities have warned possible landslides and floods especially in low-lying areas.

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