MANILA – Typhoon Karding (international name Noru) further weakened and is now crossing the landmass of Central Luzon, after making a second landfall in Dingalan, Aurora at around 8:20 p.m. on Sunday.
In its 11 p.m. severe weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said 'Karding' is now in the vicinity of San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija.
The typhoon made its first landfall in the vicinity of Burdeos, Quezon at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
'Karding' packs maximum sustained winds of up to 175 km. per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of 215 kph.
Moving west at 20 kph, 'Karding' will cross the landmass of Central Luzon between Sunday night and the early hours of Monday. It will emerge over the West Philippine Sea through the coastal waters of Zambales or Pangasinan on Monday morning.
The weather bureau added that 'Karding' is expected to further weaken but is likely to remain a typhoon while crossing the landmass.
Heavy to intense with at times torrential rains will pour over the northern portion of Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Laguna, Rizal, and the northern portion of Quezon including Polillo Islands.
Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over the southern portion of Metro Manila, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, central portion of Quezon, and the northern portion of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro.
Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over mainland Cagayan, rest of Cordillera Administrative Region, rest of Quezon, and the rest of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro until Monday morning.
From Monday morning through afternoon, moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will pour over Zambales, Bataan, and the northern portion of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro while light to moderate with at times heavy rains are expected over Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, and the rest of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 5 has been lifted in all areas while TCWS No. 4 is in effect over the central and southern portion of Nueva Ecija (Llanera, Cuyapo, Talugtug, Science City of Muñoz, Rizal, Bongabon, Laur, Gabaldon, Nampicuan, Guimba, Santo Domingo, Talavera, General Mamerto Natividad, Palayan City, General Tinio, City of Gapan, Peñaranda, Santa Rosa, Cabanatuan City, Aliaga, Quezon, Licab, Zaragoza, Jaen, San Leonardo, San Isidro, San Antonio, Cabiao), Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, the northern and central portion of Zambales (Santa Cruz, Candelaria, Masinloc, Palauig, Iba, Botolan, Cabangan, San Felipe, San Marcelino, San Narciso), and the southern portion of Pangasinan (Bautista, Alcala, Bayambang, Mangatarem, Urbiztondo, Aguilar, Bugallon, Infanta, Dasol, Burgos, Mabini, Labrador)
TCWS No. 3 is hoisted over the southern and central portion of Aurora (Baler, Maria Aurora, San Luis, Dingalan), the rest of Nueva Ecija, Bataan, the rest of Zambales, the rest of Pangasinan, the northern portion of Rizal (Rodriguez, San Mateo, Cainta, City of Antipolo, Taytay, Angono, Teresa, Tanay, Baras, Morong), Metro Manila, and the extreme northern portion of Quezon (General Nakar).
Meanwhile, under TCWS No. 2 are the rest of Aurora, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Benguet, La Union, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, the rest of Rizal, the northern and central portion of Quezon (Real, Infanta, Mauban, San Antonio, Tiaong, Dolores, Candelaria, Sariaya, Lucena City, City of Tayabas, Lucban, Sampaloc, Mauban, Atimonan, Pagbilao, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Calauag, Perez, Alabat, Quezon, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Unisan, Plaridel, Gumaca, Lopez, Pitogo, Macalelon, General Luna, Buenavista, Catanauan) including Polillo Islands, and the western portion of Camarines Norte (Santa Elena, Capalonga, Jose Panganiban, Labo, Paracale, Vinzons) including Calaguas Islands.
TCWS No. 1 is hoisted over the provinces of Isabela, Mountain Province, Ifugao, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Sur, the rest of Quezon, the northern portion of Occidental Mindoro (Paluan, Abra de Ilog, Mamburao, Santa Cruz) including Lubang Islands, the northern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Pola, Socorro, Pinamalayan), Marinduque, the rest of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Burias Island. (PNA)