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Bagyong Ruby Update No.9: Typhoon slows down anew; Ruby remains in the vicinity of Masbate

7 Dec

As of 7:00 PM, Typhoon Ruby has been tracked at 50 km NorthWest of Masbate City.  It is moving WNW at 10 kph. The expected landfall to Sibuyan Island has been moved to between 2-4 am tomorrow. Bagyong Ruby still has maximum sustained winds of 140 kph with gustiness reaching 170 kph. Only six areas are now under Signal No.3.  Samar’s storm signal has been downgraded to Signal No. 2.

Here are the Public Storm Warning Signals based on the December 7 5:00 PM weather bulletin of PAGASA:

Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
# 3
(Winds of 100 – 185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
Masbate
Ticao Island
Burias Island
Marinduque
Romblon
Oriental Mindoro
 None  None
Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 3 meters.
# 2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Sorsogon
Albay
Cavite
Laguna
Batangas
Lubang Island
Quezon
Occidental Mindoro
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Northern Samar
Samar
Biliran
Aklan
Capiz
Northern Cebu including Cebu City
Bantayan Island
Camotes Island
None
Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 2 meters.
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
36 hours)
Zambales
Bataan
Nueva Ecija
Tarlac
Pampanga
Bulacan
Metro Manila
Rizal
Catanduanes
Northern Palawan
Iloilo
Antique
Guimaras
Negros Occidental
Negros Oriental
Eastern Samar
Leyte
Southern Leyte
Rest of Cebu.
None
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

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Bagyong Ruby Update No.8: Ruby makes Second Landfall in Cataingan, Masbate; 8 areas under Signal No.3

6 Dec

Typhoon Ruby continues its WNW movement at 15 kph and made its second landfall in Cataingan, Masbate before noon after its first landfall last night in Dolores, Samar. PAGASA expects the typhoon to make its third landfall in Sibuyan Island between 8-10 pm tonight.  Typhoon Ruby has weakened with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph with gustiness of 170 kph.

More details of the 11 am December 7, 2014 PAGASA weather bulletin:

Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
# 3
(Winds of 100 – 185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
Masbate
Ticao Island
Sorsogon
Albay
Burias Island
Romblon
Northern Samar
Samar
 None
Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 3 meters.
# 2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Catanduanes
Camarines Sur
Camarines Norte
Southern Quezon
Batangas
Lubang Island
Cavite
Laguna
Oriental Mindoro
Occidental Mindoro
Aklan
Capiz
Northern Cebu
Cebu City
Bantayan Island
Eastern Samar
Biliran
Leyte
Southern Leyte
None
Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 2 meters.
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
36 hours)
Rest of Quezon
Rizal
Pampanga
Bulacan
Nueva Ecija
Zambales
Bataan
Northern Palawan
Metro Manila
Antique
Iloilo
Rest of Cebu
Bohol
Siargao Island
Dinagat Province
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

Bagyong Ruby Update No.7: Ruby weakens as it continue to batter Samar

6 Dec

As of 5:00 am today, Typhoon Ruby is in the vicinity of Calbayog City.  The weather disturbance continues its WNW movement at 15 kph. It now packs maximum sustained winds of 160 kph with gustiness reaching up to 190 kph. Signal No. 3 is hoisted in 13 areas.  Typhoon Ruby is also expected to make a second landfall somewhere in Masbate later this morning.

Here are the current public storm warning signals based on the weather bulletin released by PAGASA at 5 am December 7, 2014:

 Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
# 3
(Winds of 100 – 185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
Romblon
Catanduanes
Camarines Sur
Albay
Sorsogon
Masbate
Burias Island
Ticao Island
Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Samar
Leyte
Biliran
 None
Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 3 meters.
# 2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Camarines Norte
Southern Quezon
Marinduque
Oriental Mindoro
Occidental Mindoro
Laguna
Batangas
Northern Antique
Aklan
Semirara Grp. of Islands
Capiz
Northern Iloilo
Northern Cebu
Cebu City
Bantayan Island
Camotes Island
Southern Leyte
None
Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 2 meters.
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
36 hours)
Pampanga
Bulacan
Rest of Quezon
Rizal
Bataan
Cavite
Lubang Island
Calamian Group of Islands
Cuyo
Metro Manila
Rest of Antique
Rest of Iloilo
Guimaras
Negros Occidental
Negros Oriental
Rest of Cebu
Bohol
Surigao del Norte Siargao Island
Dinagat Province
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

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Cebu Pacific Air Cancels Several flights for December 7

6 Dec

Due to Typhoon Ruby, Cebu Pacific Air has cancelled the following flights:

CANCELLED CEB DOMESTIC FLIGHTS 

December 7, 2014; Sunday
5J 333 / 334 Manila – Kalibo – Manila
5J 339 / 340 Manila – Kalibo – Manila
5J 345 / 346 Manila – Kalibo – Manila
5J 355  Manila – Kalibo

5J 893 / 894 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J 891 / 892 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J 895 / 896 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J 905 / 906 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J 899 / 900 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J 898 / 899 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
5J 901 / 902 Manila – Caticlan – Manila

5J 907 Manila – Caticlan

5J 625 / 626 Manila – Dumaguete – Manila
5J 629 / 630 Manila – Dumaguete – Manila

 

5J 521 / 522 Manila – Naga – Manila

 

5J 321 / 322 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
5J 323 / 324 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
5J 329 / 330 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
5J 327 / 328 Manila – Legazpi – Manila

5J 373 / 374 Manila – Roxas – Manila

5J 513 / 514 Manila – San Jose – Manila​

5J 617 / 618 Manila – Tagbilaran – Manila
5J 821 / 822 Manila – Virac – Manila

5J 134 / 135 Cebu – Caticlan – Cebu
5J 136 / 137 Cebu – Caticlan – Cebu
5J 141 / 140 Cebu – Caticlan – Cebu

 

5J 867 / 868 Cebu – Dumaguete – Cebu

5J 417             Kalibo – Cebu

 

5J 172 / 173 Cebu – Legazpi – Cebu

 

5J 2924 / 2925 Cebu – Tacloban – Cebu
5J 424 / 425  Cebu – Tacloban Cebu
5J 426 / 427  Cebu – Tacloban Cebu
5J 428 / 429  Cebu – Tacloban Cebu

Passengers in these cancelled flights may avail any of the following options:
•Free rebooking, for travel within 30 days from original departure date;
•Full refund or travel fund

 

Passengers travelling from December 5 to 8, 2014 on other Cebu Pacific flights (domestic and international) may also avail of the following options without additional charges, until December 12, 2014:

• Rebooking for travel within 7 days from original departure date;

• Full refund or travel fund

Passengers may call +(632)7020888 or +(6332)2308888 for their preferred option.

Cebu Pacific will continue to provide updates as soon as they are available. Please visit: bit.ly/CEBAdvisoryRuby ​

Bagyong Ruby Update 6: Ruby makes landfall in Dolores, Eastern Samar at 9:15 p.m.; 43 areas under Public Storm Warning Signals

6 Dec

Typhoon Ruby has made landfall a few hours ago according to PAGASA in Dolores, Eastern Samar . It is expected move WNW at 15 kph. The slow moving typhoon is expected to make landfall several times in the next couple of days. PAGASA has placed 43 areas under public storm signals. Northern Cebu and Cebu City is still under signal No.2. Signal No.1 is now raised in Metro Manila.

Here are the complete Public Storm Warning Signals based on the PAGASA weather bulletin issued at 11 p.m. Dec. 6, 2014:

 Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
# 3
(Winds of 100 – 185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
Romblon
Catanduanes
Camarines Sur
Albay
Sorsogon
Masbate
Burias Island
Ticao Island
Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Samar
Leyte
Biliran
 None
Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 4.5 meters.
# 2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Camarines Norte
Southern Quezon
Marinduque
Oriental Mindoro
Occidental Mindoro
Northern Antique
Aklan
Semirara Grp. of Islands
Capiz
Northern Iloilo
Northern Cebu
Cebu City
Bantayan Island
Camotes Island
Southern Leyte
None
Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 3 meters.
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
36 hours)
Pampanga
Bulacan
Rest of Quezon
Rizal
Cavite
Laguna
Batangas
Lubang Island
Calamian Group of Islands
Cuyo
Metro Manila
Rest of Antique
Rest of Iloilo
Guimaras
Negros Occidental
Negros Oriental
Rest of Cebu
Bohol
Surigao del Norte Siargao Island
Dinagat Province
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

Typhoon Ruby maintained it strength with a maximum sustained winds of 175 kph  near the centre with gustiness reaching up to 210 kph. The expected second landfall area will be in Masbate on Sunday afternoon.

 

Bagyong Ruby Update No.5: More areas under Signal No. 3; Cebu City still under Signal No.2

6 Dec

Based on the latest PAGASA weather bulletin, Typhoon Ruby slightly accelerate as it moves closer to Samar Island. It is now moving 16 kph westward.  The typhoon has weakened a bit as it now only has maximum sustained winds of 175 kph with gustiness up to 210 kph.  The typhoon is expected to make landfall later this evening in the vicinity of Dolores, Eastern Samar.  PAGASA has raised the Public Storm Warning Signal No. 3 in ten areas in the weather bulletin issued at 5:00 pm, December 6, 2014.

Here are the current public storm warnings:

Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
# 3
(Winds of 100 – 185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
Catanduanes
Albay
Burias Island
Sorsogon
Masbate
Ticao Island
Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Samar
Biliran
 None
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 4.5 meters.
# 2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Camarines Sur
Romblon
Aklan
Capiz
Northern
Cebu including Cebu City
Bantayan Island
Leyte
Southern Leyte
None
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
36 hours)
Southern Quezon
Camarines Norte
Batangas
Marinduque
Oriental Mindoro
Occidental Mindoro
Antique
Iloilo
Guimaras
Northern Negros
Rest of Cebu
Bohol
Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island
Dinagat Province.
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

The Philippine weather bureau is now expecting the typhoon to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Tuesday evening.

Bagyong Ruby Upate No.4: Signal No.3 declared in 3 areas; Cebu City still under Signal No.2

5 Dec

Typhoon Ruby active track

Typhoon Ruby continues to slow down as it is only moving at 10 kmh westward.  As of 4 am today, the centre of the typhoon has been tracked at 240 km ENE of Borongan, Eastern Samar. Because of its slow speed, it is now expected to make landfall on Sunday morning between Eastern and Northern Samar. It is now expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday evening. PAGASA has put the whole Samar island under Signal No.3 in its latest weather bulletin. Northern Cebu, Cebu City, Camotes Island, and Bantayan Island remain to be under signal No. 2.

PAGASA Public Storm Signals as of 5 am December 6, 2014:

 Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
# 3
(Winds of 100 – 185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
None Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Samar
 None
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 4.5 meters.
# 2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon  Masbate 

Ticao Island

Biliran,
Leyte,
Southern Leyte,
Northern Cebu,
Cebu City,
Bantayan Island,
Camotes Island.
Dinagat Province
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
36 hours)
Camarines Norte
Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Burias Island, Romblon,
Southern Quezon, Marinduque
Capiz, Iloilo,
Antique,
Guimaras,
Aklan,
Negros Oriental,
Negros Occidental,
Rest of Cebu,
Siquijor,
Bohol.
Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Siargao Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

Bagyong Ruby: Prepare for rains starting Tomorrow Afternoon!!!

4 Dec

Weather website weather.com.ph is expecting heavy rainfall brought by Super Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) starting tomorrow afternoon.  In their rain simulation, Cebu will start to experience rain in the afternoon and the rains will continue until Sunday night.

If their forecast will be 100% accurate, residents of Cebu should prepare for possible flooding and landslides.

 

 

 

Bagyong Ruby Update No.3: 36 Areas under Public Storm Warning Signals; Cebu city is still under Signal No.2

4 Dec

In its latest weather bulletin, the PAGASA has put 36 areas under public storm warning signals.  The highest warning still at Signal No.2 and Cebu City, Northern Cebu, Camotes, and Bantayan Islands are included in this warning.  The rest of Cebu is under PSWS No.1.

Here are some details of the PAGASA Bulletin dated December 5, 2014 11 am:

Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
# 2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Sorsogon
Ticao Island
Masbate
Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Samar
Biliran
Leyte
Southern Leyte
Northern Cebu
Cebu City
Bantayan Island
Camotes Island
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
36 hours)
Catanduanes
Albay
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Burias Island
Romblon
Capiz
Iloilo
Antique
Aklan
Negros Oriental
Negros Occidental
Rest of Cebu
Siquijor
Bohol
Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Surigao del Norte
Dinagat Island
Siargao Island
Misamis Oriental
Agusan del Sur
Camiguin Island
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

According to PAGASA, Bagyong Ruby (International Code: Hagupit) is expected to make landfall in the Northern Part of Samar Island tomorrow night.  The typhoon is 700 km in diameter and it will affect a large of the country starting tomorrow. Estimated rainfall in the internal rain bands are expected to reach as high as 20mm per hour which could cause some flooding and landslides in some areas. Residents in area with history of flooding and landslides are advised to coordinate with Local Government Units for evacuation.

PAGASA is forecasting that Super Typhoon Ruby will continue to move WNW and it will pass through Samar, Bicol Region, and Mindoro.  The most affected area will be Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region, and Southern Luzon based on the current tracking of the weather disturbance.

Latest Update on Ruby

Bagyong Ruby Update No.2: 19 Areas under Signal No.2 including Cebu City

4 Dec

PAGASA has placed 19 areas under signal No.2 in its Dec. 5 5 a.m. weather bulletin for Super Typhoon Ruby/Hagupit.  The list includes Cebu City, Bantayan Island and Camotes Island.

Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
# 2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Sorsogon
Ticao Island
Masbate

 

Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Samar
Biliran
Leyte
Southern Leyte
Northern Cebu
Cebu City
Bantayan Island
Camotes Island
Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Surigao del Norte
Dinagat Island
Siargao Island
Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
36 hours)
Catanduanes
Albay
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Burias Island
Romblon
Capiz
Iloilo
Negros Oriental
Negros Occidental
Rest of Cebu
Siquijor
Bohol
Misamis Oriental
Agusan del Sur
Camiguin Island
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

Bagyong Ruby is tracked to be 500 km East of Borongan, Eastern Samar and is 13 kph WNW.  The super typhoon is forecasted to make landfall Saturday evening.

Typhoon Ruby storm track (PAGASA)

 

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