Typhoon “Nina” (international name: “Nock-Ten”) weakened after it made landfall over Tingloy Batangas, the state-run weather bureau said on Monday, December 26.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) also lifted tropical cyclone warning signals in some areas in Luzon.
Only two areas remained under Signal No. 3; Signal No. 2, eight areas; and Signal No. 1, eight areas.
Areas under Signal No. 3
*Northern portions of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro including Lubang Islands
Areas under Signal No. 2
*Rest of Mindoro provinces
Areas under Signal No. 1
*Rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands
*Calamian Group of Islands
As of 10 a.m., Pagasa spotted the eye of the typhoon in the vicinity of Tingloy, Batangas.
It carried maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph.
It is expected to move west at 20 kph.
Moderate to heavy rainfall is expected to be experienced within its 400 km-diameter.
Pagasa advised that sea travel would be risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon.
“Nina” is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (Par) on Wednesday, Dec. 28.