Batanes under Signal No. 3 as ‘Jenny’ intensifies

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 4) — Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 was raised over the entire province of Batanes as Typhoon Jenny (international name: Koinu) intensified while moving west toward southern Taiwan, the state weather bureau said Wednesday afternoon.

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) also said Signal No. 2 remains hoisted over the northern portion of Babuyan Islands.

Meanwhile, Signal No. 1 is up over the rest of Babuyan Islands, the northern portion of mainland Cagayan, and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte.

PAGASA said Typhoon Jenny will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon and bring occasional rains over the western portions of Luzon in the next three days.

Gusty conditions may be experienced in the southern portion of Aurora, Romblon, and portions of Calabarzon, Metro Manila, Bataan, and Bicol Region.

PAGASA assistant weather services chief Chris Perez earlier warned of possible floods and landslides due to heavy rains, specifically in areas under wind signals, and those affected by the southwest monsoon being enhanced by Jenny.

Jenny was last spotted 125 kilometers north of Itbayat, Batanes.

It was packing maximum sustained winds of 165 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 205 kph, in comparison to the 150 kph and 185 kph reported at 11 a.m.

Jenny is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday afternoon or evening.