Rolly (Goni) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as a severe tropical storm at 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 29, then swiftly strengthened into a typhoon at 8 pm.
In a bulletin released past 11 pm on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Rolly is now 1,280 kilometers east of Central Luzon.
It is moving west at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h), heading for the Central Luzon-Quezon area, where it could make landfall on Sunday evening, November 1, or Monday morning, November 2.
Rolly now has maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. PAGASA warned that it will continue to strengthen over the Philippine Sea, and may hit land with maximum sustained winds of 165 to 185 km/h, its possible peak intensity.Read More