Four more storms could reach the Philippines' area of responsibility before the end of the year, PAGASA's State Meteorological Office warned Wednesday.
Typhoons hit the Philippines last month, beginning with Typhoon Fifth (Molave) and Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni) earlier this month.
Another weather disturbance, a strong tropical storm Ulysses, was last seen 50 miles northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 415 miles east of Infanta, Quezon, at 4 a.m. on Wednesday.
With winds of 100 km/h and gusts of up to 125 km/h, the storm is expected to reach 20 km northeast of Infanta, Quezon, in 24 hours.
PAGASA has picked up the wind signal from a tropical cyclone (TCWS) #2 over Metro Manila and neighboring provinces. In connection with the planned strengthening of Ulysses, the meteorological agency reported that TCWS #3 could rise in several provinces of the Bicol region, Metro Manila and parts of Calabarzon and Central Luzon after the tropical cyclone turns into a typhoon.
The Bureau of Meteorology reported a high risk of storm surges up to 3.0 m above the coastal areas of Quezon, including the islands of Poliglio, Camarin Norte, Catanduanes, as well as the northern and eastern coastal areas of Camarin Sur and up to 2. 0 m above the coastal areas of Aurora, Bataana, Pampanga, Bulakanga, Manila, Cavité, Batangas, the provinces of Northern Mindoro including the island of Lubang, Marinduk, Romblonde, Masbate, including the islands of Ticao and Burias, Albay and Sorsogon, as well as the remaining coastal areas of South Camarines
"These storm surges, which may be accompanied by swelling and/or breaking of waves near the coast, can cause life-threatening coastal flooding and cause damage. In addition, there is also a moderate risk of storm surges over the coastal areas surrounding the Laguna de Bay," warns PAGASA.
Typhoon Ullyses targeting southern tagalog
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