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Typhoon 'Nona' slows down, crosses northern Mindoro

Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) - December 15, 2015 - 2:54am

MANILA, Philippines - Typhoon Nona (international name Melor) on Tuesday afternoon has weakened as it crosses northern Mindoro.

The typhoon is expected to traverse the West Philippine Sea this evening.

At 4 p.m., Nona was located over Santa Cruz, Oriental Mindoro packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 170 kph. It is forecasted to move west at 11 kph.

Public storm warning signals are still raised over areas in southern Luzon and the Visayas.

Signal No. 3

  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island

Signal No. 2

  • Batangas
  • Cavite
  • Marinduque
  • Romblon
  • Calamian Islands

Signal No. 1

  • Metro Manila
  • Bataan
  • Southern Zambales
  • Bulacan
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Rizal
  • Quezon
  • Northern Palawan Island
  • Antique

LIVE updates: Tropical cyclone 'Nona'

The typhoon made its fourth landfall in Romblon at around 5:30 a.m. and its fifth landfall in Oriental Mindoro at 10:30 a.m.

The weather bureau warned that flash floods and landslides are possible over areas under signals 2 and 3. Storm surges up to two meters are possible in coastal areas.

Nona is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Friday as a low pressure area.

PAGASA is also monitoring a low pressure area outside the country located 1,645 kilometers east southeast of Mindanao. It is expected to strengthen into a tropical depression and enter PAR by Friday.

CALAMIAN ISLANDS CAVITE LUBANG ISLAND LUZON AND THE VISAYAS METRO MANILA NORTHERN PALAWAN ISLAND OCCIDENTAL MINDORO ORIENTAL MINDORO ROMBLON SIGNAL NO STRONG
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