Signal No. 2 up in Batanes; ‘Jenny’ continues to intensify — PAGASA

Philippine Tribune
Philippine Tribune

The state weather bureau on Monday, Oct. 2, raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 over Batanes as typhoon Jenny continued to intensify while moving northwestward.

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“At dahil nga po mas papalapit na si Bagyong Jenny dito sa area ng Extreme Northern Luzon, ay meron po tayong nakataas na Wind Signal No. 2, sa area ng Batanes (And because Typhoon Jenny is getting closer to the Extreme Northern Luzon area, we now have Wind Signal No. 2 raised for the Batanes area),” Weather Specialist Grace Castañeda said.

From the maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) at the 5 p.m. weather update, “Jenny” strengthened to 165 kph and gustiness of up to 205 kph as the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical and Services Administration (PAGASA) released its 11 p.m. weather advisory.


“Jenny” was last spotted 410 kilometers (km) east of Basco, Batanes, and was moving northwestward at 10 kph.


Meanwhile, PAGASA is not ruling out the possibility of raising Wind Signal No. 3 as the highest wind signal to be hoisted.


Areas under Signal No. 1

As PAGASA hoisted TCWS No. 2 in Batanes, Signal No. 1 continued to be in effect in the following areas:

Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, the northern and eastern portions of Isabela (Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan, Santa Maria, San Pablo, Tumauini, Cabagan, Ilagan City, San Mariano, Santo Tomas, Dinapigue, Benito Soliven, Naguilian, Gamu, Quirino, Delfin Albano, Quezon, Mallig), Apayao, the northeastern portion of Abra (Tineg, Lacub, Malibcong), the northern portion of Kalinga (Balbalan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, City of Tabuk), and Ilocos Norte.

Under this category, the wind signal’s potential effects are very light or no damage to low-risk structures; light damage to medium to high-risk structures; slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities; some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged; twigs of small trees may be broken; and rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.

‘Jenny’ to exit PAR

As reported by PAGASA in its bulletin, “Jenny” is expected to continue moving northwestward or west-northwestward until Wednesday (Oct. 4) morning before making a general westward turn.

Furthermore, the typhoon is expected to make landfall over the southern portion of Taiwan on Thursday (Oct. 5) morning before exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday afternoon.

Meanwhile, as “Jenny” moves outside the PAR region, PAGASA projected it will continue moving westward slowly over the Taiwan Strait.

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