Signal No. 3 raised over Itbayat, Batanes as 'Jenny' keeps strength

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 3) — Itbayat, Batanes was placed under Signal No. 3 as Typhoon Jenny (international name: Koinu) maintains strength while moving over the waters east of Batanes, the state weather bureau said late Tuesday evening.

Signal No. 2 is also up over the rest of Batanes while Cagayan, the northern portion of Isabela, Apayao, the northeastern portion of Abra, the northern portion of Kalinga, and Ilocos Norte remain under Signal No. 1.

In its 11 p.m. briefing, weather specialist Obet Badrina said heavy rainfall and strong winds are possible over the areas under Signal No. 2 and 3.

He added that Jenny is unlikely to make a landfall on the Philippine mass and is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday.

Heavy rainfall is also expected over Babuyan Islands on Tuesday to Wednesday.

PAGASA said Jenny will continue to strengthen the southwest monsoon (habagat) that will bring rains over Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Cavite, Batangas, and Occidental Mindoro on Wednesday.

On Thursday, significant amount of rain may also occur in La Union, Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, and Occidental Mindoro.

State meteorologists also warned of possible flooding and rain-induced landslides in areas that experienced rainfall for the past several days.

A gale warning is also in effect over the coastal waters of Northern Luzon including Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, and Ilocos Norte.

Those who operate motor bancas and similarly-sized vessels are advised to take precautionary measures while venturing out to sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions.

Jenny was last spotted 305 kilometers east of Itbayat, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and gustiness of up to 190 kph.