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Typhoon Nona weakened slightly and was over the West Philippine Sea moving west at 9 kph, according to weather service PAGASA's Wednesday morning bulletin.

At 4 a.m., Nona was 125 kms northwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro, with maximum winds of 130 kph and gusts of up to 160 kph. Estimated rainfall amount within the typhoon's 250 km diameter was from moderate to heavy.

Public Storm Warning Signal No. 3 was up over northern Occidental Mindoro, including Lubang Island. These areas may experience storm surges of up to three meters, and open sea wave heights of up to 14 meters

Signal No. 2 was meanwhile up over:
  • Bataan,
  • Batangas,
  • Cavite,
  • northern Oriental Mindoro, and
  • the rest of Occidental Mindoro.
Meter high storm surges may be experienced in coastal areas under Signal No. 2, with open sea wave heights to range between 4.1 to 14 meters.

Signal No. 1 was also up over:
  • Metro Manila,
  • Pampanga,
  • southern Zambales,
  • Bulacan,
  • Laguna,
  • the Calamian Islands, and
  • the rest of Oriental Mindoro.
Open sea wave heights along areas under Signal No. 1 will range from 1.25 to 4 meters.
PAGASA also warned that Nona could cause flash floods and landslides in Mindoro, Bataan, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan and Metro Manila.
According to PAGASA's projections, Nona will be:
  • 290 kms west of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro Thursday moring,
  • 355 kms west-southwest of Coron, Palawan Friday morning, and
  • 480 kms west-southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan and outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Meanwhile, PAGASA is monitoring a tropical depression that was 1,425 kms east-southeast of Mindanao at 2 a.m. It was still outside the PAR and was not affecting the country.

However, the tropical depression was predicted to enter the PAR Wednesday afternoon. — DVM, GMA News


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