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Rolly (Goni) weakened from a super typhoon into a typhoon at 8 am on Sunday, November 1, though PAGASA warned that it is still bringing violent winds and torrential rain.
In a bulletin past 11 am on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Rolly is now over the coastal waters of Pasacao, Camarines Sur, or 30 kilometers west southwest of Pili, Camarines Sur. It continues to move west at 25 kilometers per hour (km/h).
Its maximum sustained winds slightly went down to 215 km/h from the previous 225 km/h at the time of landfall, while its gustiness decreased to 295 km/h from the previous 310 km/h. A super typhoon has maximum winds exceeding 220 km/h.
Rolly remains the world's strongest tropical cyclone for 2020, so far. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories)
PAGASA warned that "catastrophic violent winds and intense to torrential rainfall" from Rolly's eyewall and inner rainbands are "prevailing or expected within the next 12 hours" in these areas:
The situation is "particularly dangerous" in those areas, added the state weather bureau.
With Rolly back to typhoon status, there are no more areas under Signal No. 5. However, many places remain under Signal Nos. 1 to 4. Here are the areas covered as of 11 am on Sunday:
PAGASA added that strong breeze to near gale conditions due to the northeasterlies will be experienced over the rest of Northern Luzon that are not under Signal No. 1.
Rainfall from Rolly will also persist on Sunday, possible causing more floods or landslides.
There remains a high risk of storm surges in the next 24 hours. These storm surges, "which may be accompanied by swells and breaking waves reaching the coast, can cause life-threatening and damaging coastal inundation."
"Moreover, there is also a moderate to high risk of seiche or storm surge over the coastal areas surrounding Laguna de Bay and Taal Lake," added PAGASA.
Travel is also risky for all types of vessels in:
In the remaining seaboards of the country, there are moderate to rough seas, with waves 1.2 to 2.5 meters high. PAGASA advised those using small vessels to take precautionary measures, while "inexperienced mariners should avoid navigating in these conditions."
On Sunday afternoon, the center of the typhoon will move toward the Marinduque-southern Quezon area, said PAGASA.
Then it will pass over the Batangas-Cavite area late Sunday afternoon until evening. Between 5 pm and 8 pm, the center of Rolly's eye would be located around 70 kilometers south of Metro Manila.
Rolly is forecast to exit mainland Luzon landmass and emerge over the West Philippine Sea between Sunday night and early Monday morning, November 2.
It may continue to weaken over land, but is still projected to emerge as a typhoon over the West Philippine Sea.
Rolly could leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) in the early hours of Tuesday, November 3.
Image from PAGASA
More details to follow. – Rappler.com