MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Jenny (international name: Koinu) further strengthened Monday evening, prompting the state weather bureau to issue Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 in Batanes Island.
According to Pagasa’s latest typhoon bulletin, Jenny was last seen 410 kilometers east of Basco, in Batanes with winds of 165 km per hour and gusts of up to 205 km per hour.
Jenny continues to drive northwest at 6 miles per hour.
Signal No. 2 (strong winds with minimal to moderate threat) prevails over Batanes, while Signal No. 1 (strong winds with minimal to minor threat to life and property) is hoisted in the following areas:
- Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
- The northern and eastern parts of Isabela (Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan, Santa Marla, San Pablo, Tumauini, Cabagan, llagan, San Mariano, Santo Tomas, Dinapigue, Benito Soliven, Naguillan, Gamu, Quirino, Delfin Albano, Quezon, Mallig)
- The northern and central parts of locomotives Norte (Carasi, Vintar, Burgos, Dumalneg, Bangui, Pagudpud, Adams, Nueva Era, Pasuquin, Bacarra, Laoag, San Nicolas, Sarrat, Piddig, Dingras, Solsona, Marcos)
- The northeastern part of Abra (Tineg, Lacub, Malibcong)
- The northern part of Kalinga (Balbalan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, Tabuk)
- Ilocos Norte
Pagasa then warned residents of Batanes, Babuyan Islands and the northeastern part of mainland Cagayan of heavy rainfall, expected to total 50 to 100 millimeters.
Typhoon Jenny is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility Thursday afternoon as it moves northwest or west-northwest.
Meanwhile, the typhoon-enhanced southwest monsoon (locally known as “habagat”) will bring gusty winds over Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Bicol region and most of Mimaropa and Western Visayas for the next three days, Pagasa said.
Heavy rainfall caused by habagat, amounting to 50 to 100 millimeters, is also forecast over Occidental Mindoro, Palawan and Western Visayas until Tuesday evening.
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