(Eagle News)–“Siony” is expected to make landfall over extreme Northern Luzon on Friday, Nov. 6.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the tropical storm is so far located 605 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
It is moving north slowly, and is forecast to intensify into a severe tropical storm on Wednesday and into a typhoon on Thursday prior to its landfall over the Batanes-Babuyan Group of Islands area.
PAGASA said “Siony” continues to decelerate north over the Philippine Sea east of extreme Northern Luzon.
It is forecast to “gradually enter into a quasi-stationary state” in the next 36 hours.
Afterwards, the weather bureau said the tropical storm will move generally west towards extreme Northern Luzon, and is likely to remain within a tropical storm category within the next 36 hours.
Tonight until tomorrow morning, the combined effects of the northeasterlies and the trough of Tropical Storm “Siony” will bring light to moderate with at times heavy rains over Batanes, Apayao, Cagayan, and Isabela.
The northeasterlies enhanced by Tropical Storms “Rolly” and “Siony” will bring strong to near gale conditions with higher gusts over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, and the northern portions of Cagayan and Ilocos Norte.
According to PAGASA, the combined effects of “Rolly”, “Siony,” and the enhanced northeasterlies will bring rough to very rough seas over the entire seaboards of Northern Luzon and the western seaboard of Central Luzon.
This means sea travel is risky over these waters, especially for those using small seacraft.
Moderate to rough seas will be experienced over the remaining seaboards of Luzon and the eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.