Jolina intensifies into a typhoon, Signal No. 3 raised over Samar provinces

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 6) — Jolina (international name: Conson) is now a typhoon, the weather bureau said.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said Jolina reached typhoon category at 8 p.m. on Monday.

Jolina made its first landfall in the vicinity of Hernani, Eastern Samar at 10 p.m., the agency added.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 was also raised over the southern portions of Eastern Samar and Samar provinces.

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA raised Signal No. 2 in the following areas:

-Albay

-Sorsogon

-Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands

-Northern Samar

-The rest of Samar

-The rest of Eastern Samar

-Biliran

-Northern portion of Leyte

Meanwhile, the following areas are under Signal No. 1:

- The southern portion of Quezon

-Camarines Norte

-Camarines Sur

-Catanduanes

-Romblon

-Marinduque

-The rest of Leyte

-Southern Leyte

-Northern portion of Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands

-Dinagat Islands

-Siargao Islands

-Bucas Grande Islands

Jolina was last spotted in the vicinity of Llorente, Eastern Samar, packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 165 kph.

PAGASA said Jolina is expected to make its second landfall over Catanduanes on Tuesday afternoon.

In the next 24 hours, the agency said the typhoon may bring heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Samar, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, and Sorsogon. Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains may also be felt over the rest of Eastern Visayas and the rest of the Bicol region, it added.

The weather system is seen to continue moving west-northwest or northwest in the next 36 hours and may cross the vicinity of the Samar provinces and the Bicol region before emerging over the waters off the northern coast of Camarines Norte.

PAGASA said it will then head west-northwestward on Wednesday evening while crossing the Polillo Islands and make another landfall in the vicinity of northern Quezon or southern Aurora.

Another tropical depression near PH

Meanwhile, senior weather specialist Chris Perez said another tropical depression was spotted 1,530 kilometers east of Southern Luzon as of 3 p.m. on Friday.

The tropical depression will enter the PAR on Wednesday morning and will be given the local name "Kiko."

PAGASA said from two to three tropical cyclones may enter the PAR this month.