Typhoon “Tisoy” (international name Kammuri) has maintained its strength and is now off the coast of Bondoc Peninsula.

In its 8 a.m. severe weather update Tuesday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tisoy’s eyewall is currently bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rainfall over southern Quezon, Marinduque, and Romblon.

This eyewall is forecast to affect the provinces of Cavite, Batangas and the northern portion of Mindoro within three hours.

The eye is expected to make landfall or pass close to Marinduque-Simara Island-Banton Island area before noon.

On Tuesday, Bicol Region, Romblon, Marinduque, Mindoro provinces, Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Bataan, Pampanga and Bulacan will experience frequent to continuous heavy to intense rains.

Occasional to frequent heavy rains is expected over the rest of Central Luzon. Intermittent heavy rains over Samar provinces, Biliran, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, and the northern portions of Negros provinces and Cebu.

The forecast storm surge of 2-3 meters over several coastal areas in Batangas, Mindoro provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, Ticao and Burias Islands, and the southern coast of Southern Quezon; 1-2 meters over Camarines Norte, northern coast of Southern Quezon, Cavite, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, and Zambales (Subic Bay coastal areas).

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) hoisted over Bohol, Siquijor, southern Leyte, and the rest of Cebu, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental are now lifted.

Sea travel is risky, especially for small seacrafts, over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of northern Luzon, the western seaboard of Palawan, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to rough sea conditions.

At 7 a.m., the eye of Tisoy was located in the coastal waters of San Francisco, Quezon and moving west at 20 kilometers per hour. It has maximum sustained winds of 155 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 235 kph.

TCWS Number 3 is hoisted over the following areas:

Camarines Sur
Albay
Camarines Norte
Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
Romblon
southern portion of Quezon (Perez
Alabat
Quezon
Mauban
Sampaloc
Lucban
Tayabas
Pagbilao
Lucena
Sariaya
Candelaria
Dolores
Tiaong
San Antonio
Atimonan
Padre Burgos
Agdangan
Plaridel
Unisan
Pitogo
Gumaca
Lopez
Macalelon
General Luna
Calauag
Catanauan
Guinayangan
Tagkawayan
Buenavista
Mulanay
San Narciso
San Francisco
San Andres)
Marinduque
Oriental Mindoro
Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
Batangas
Cavite
and Laguna

TCWS No. 2 :

Catanduanes
Sorsogon
Metro Manila
Bulacan
Bataan
Tarlac
Pampanga
Nueva Ecija
southern Aurora (Dipaculao
Maria Aurora
Baler
San Luis
Dingalan)
Rizal
rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands
Calamian Islands (Coron
Busuanga
Culion
Linapacan)
Cuyo Islands (Cuyo
Magsaysay
Agutaya)
Zambales
and Pangasinan
Visayas
Northern Samar
Aklan
Capiz
Northern Antique (Caluya
Libertad
Pandan
Sebaste
Culasi
Tibiao)
and Northern Iloilo (Carles
Balasan
Estancia
Btad
San Dionisio
Sara
Concepcion
Lemery

TCWS No. 1:

Southern Isabela (Palanan
Dinapigue
San Mariano
San Guillermo
Benito Soliven
Naguilian
Reina Mercedes
Luna
Aurora
Cabatuan
San Mateo
Cauayan City
Alicia
Angadanan
Ramon
San Isidro
Echague
Cordon
Santiago City
Jones and San Agustin)
Mountain Province
Ifugao
Benguet
Nueva Vizcaya
Ilocos Sur
La Union
Quirino
rest of Aurora
northern portion of Palawan (El Nido
Taytay
Araceli
Dumaran)
Visayas
Eastern Samar
Samar
Biliran
northern Negros Oriental (Canlaon
Guihulngan
Vallerhermoso)
northern Negros Occidental (Talisay
Calatrava
Silay
Enrique B. Magalona
Victorias
Manapla
Cadiz
Sagay
Escalante
Toboso
Bacolod
Murcia
Salvador Benedicto
San Carlos
Bago
Pulupandan
Valladolid
La Carlota
San Enrique
Pontevedra
La Castellana
Moises Padilla)
Northern Cebu (Daanbantayan
Bantayan
Madridejos
Santa Fe
Medellin
Bogo City
San Remigio
Tabogon
Tabuelan
Tuburan
Carmen Borbon
Sogod
Catmon
Asturias
and Camotes Islands)
rest of Antique
rest of Iloilo
Guimaras
and Leyte

Tisoy is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday. (PNA)