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Super Typhoon Yolanda Update 4: More areas under Signal No. 4; Bantayan and Northern Cebu towns included

7 Nov

In their  November 7, 2013 11 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA raised Public Storm Warning Signal No.4 in many areas in the Visayas. These towns and provinces are the most likely areas that Super Typhoon Yolanda (international code: Haiyan) will pass through before exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility. Added in the list of threatened areas are Bantayan Island and the extreme Northern Cebu Towns like San Remigio, Daanbantayan, and Bogo. If the typhoon will not change course, it will also affect Boracay Island which one of the top tourist destinations in the country.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 4
( >185 kph winds may be expected in at least 12 hours)
Masbate Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Samar
Leyte
Southern Leyte
Biliran Province
extreme Northern Cebu
Bantayan Island
Capiz
Aklan
Northern Antique
Northern Iloilo
None
Signal No.3
(Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours)
Ticao Island
Sorsogon
Romblon
Calamian Group of Island
Rest of Antique
Rest of Iloilo
Guimaras
Northern Negros Occidental
Northern Negros Oriental
Bohol
Northern Cebu
Cebu City
Camotes Island
Siargao Island
Dinagat Province
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
Mindoro Provinces
Marinduque
Albay
Extreme Northern Palawan
Burias islands
rest of Negros Occidental
rest of Negros Oriental
Siquijor
Rest of Cebu
Camiguin
Surigao Del Norte
Surigao Del Sur
Agusan Del Norte
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
Metro Manila
Bataan
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Catanduanes
Southern Quezon
Laguna
Rizal
Cavite
Batangas
Lubang Island
Rest of Northern Palawan
Puerto Princesa
None Misamis Oriental
Agusan del Sur

Metro Cebu is still under signal No.3 while the southern towns of Cebu are under Signal No. 2. Heavy to intense rainfall is expected in the 600 km diameter of the Category 5 typhoon. It started to rain just before midnight in Cebu City and the rains are expected to continue until tomorrow afternoon.

Storm Track

If the storm track forecast of weather.com.ph is correct, the typhoon will make landfall in Leyte then move towards the Northern tip of Cebu Island, then towards the Eastern portion of Panay before exiting towards the West Philippine Sea. Residents living within 200 kilometers from the expected path of the typhoon are strongly advised to prepare and take all necessary precautions to avoid the loss of life. Residents need to constantly monitor the situation through AM Radio, TV, Internet, and they to coordinate with their local governments when it comes to evacuation and emergency procedures.

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Typhoon Pablo: Still signal No. 2 in Southern Cebu in latest PAGASA bulletin

4 Dec
Severe Weather Bulletin Number ELEVEN
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon “PABLO” (BOPHA)
Issued at 5:00 a.m., Wednesday, 05 December 2012
Typhoon “PABLO” has further weakened as it continues to move towards Northern Palawan.
Location of Center:
(as of 4:00 a.m.)
180 km East of Puerto Princesa City
Coordinates: 10.2°N, 120.4°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center
and gustiness of up to 160 kph
Movement: West Northwest at 24 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Thursday morning:
440 km Northwest of Puerto Princesa City
Thursday afternoon:
780 km West of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No.3
(101-185 kph winds)
Northern Palawan
Calamian Grp. of Islands
None None
Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)
Rest of Palawan Antique
Iloilo
Guimaras
Bohol
Siquijor
Southern Cebu
Negros Oriental
Negros Occidental
None
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds)
Occidental Mindoro
Lubang Is.
Oriental Mindoro
Romblon
Aklan
Capiz
Rest of Cebu
Lanao del Norte
Misamis Occidental
Zamboanga del Norte
Camiguin

 

PAGASA has downgraded its storm signals in their first weather bulletin for December 5, 2012.  Only Notrthern Palawan is now under storm signal No. 3. Signal No. 2 is hoisted in the rest of Palawan, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Bohol, Siquijor, Southern Cebu, Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental.  Cebu is now under signal No. 1.

Pablo is expected to be out of the country by tomorrow.

Super Typhoon Pablo: Cebu still under signal No. 2 as typhoon moves towards Palawan

4 Dec

After making landfall in the southern portion of Negros Oriental, typhoon Pablo continues it northwest movement towards Palawan.  The typhoon has somehow weakened.  No province in Mindanao is under Signal No. 3 as of the December 4 11 pm update of PAGASA. Eight areas in the Visayas and 1 area in Luzon are still under Signal No.3.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No.3
(101-185 kph winds)
Northern Palawan
incl. Calamian Grp. Of Islands
Antique
Iloilo
Guimaras
Bohol
Siquijor
Southern Cebu
Negros Oriental
Negros Occidental
None
Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)
Rest of Palawan Aklan
Capiz
Rest of Cebu
Lanao del Norte
Misamis Occidental
Zamboanga del Norte
Camiguin
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds)
Occidental Mindoro incl.
Lubang Is.
Oriental Mindoro
Romblon
Leyte incl. Biliran
Southern Leyte
Camotes Is.
Zamboanga del Sur incl.
Sibugay
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
Dinagat
Agusan del Sur
Agusan del Norte
Bukidnon
Misamis Oriental
Lanao del Sur

The rest of Cebu is still under Signal No.2 but it is believed that the worst is over for the island.  Classes are still suspended tomorrow and it is expected that everything will be back to normal on Thursday. Some damage were reported in the town of Oslob due to big waves and some roads are impassable in Ginatilan due to fallen trees.  Residents are still advised to continue to monitor the situation to avoid unnecessary casualties.

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Super Typhoon Pablo update: Cebu placed under Public Storm Warning Signal No. 2

3 Dec
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No.3
(101-185 kph winds)
None None Surigao del Norte
Siargao
Surigao del Sur
Dinagat Province
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Misamis Oriental
Camiguin
Bukidnon
Davao Oriental
Compostela Valley
North Cotabato
Lanao del Sur
Lanao del Norte
Davao del Norte
Samal Island
Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)
None Southern Leyte
Bohol
Cebu
Camotes Island
Negros Oriental
Negros Occidental
Siquijor
Misamis Occidental
Davao del Sur
Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Sur
Sultan Kudarat
Maguindanao
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds)
Palawan
Calamian Grp. Of Islands
Eastern Samar
Western Samar
Leyte
Biliran
Aklan
Capiz
Antique
Iloilo
Guimaras
Zamboanga Sibugay
Basilan
Sarangani
South Cotabato

In its latest weather bulletin issued 11 pm Monday night, PAGASA has upgraded its public storm warnings. There are now 16 Mindanao provinces under Signal No.3.  Cebu is now under signal No.2.  The typhoon is expected to make landfall in the eastern portion of Mindanao a few hours from now.  Cebu started to experience around 12:45 pm. Residents are advised to prepare and monitor the situation.

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Super Typhoon Pablo update: Typhoon gaining strength; Southern Cebu now under Storm Signal No.2

3 Dec

Super Typhoon Pablo has regained some strength as it makes it way towards the Surigao del Sur and Davao Oriental area.  Pablo is expected to make landfall Tuesday morning and it is expected to cross North Central Mindanao like Typhoon Sendong.   Pablo has 3 times stronger winds than Sendong which devastated some key areas in Northern Mindanao including Cagayan de Oro City last year.

PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No.3
(101-185 kph winds)
None None Surigao del Norte
Siargao
Surigao del Sur
Dinagat Province
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Misamis Oriental
Camiguin
Bukidnon
Davao Oriental
Compostela Valley
Davao del Norte
Samal Island
Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)
None Southern Leyte
Bohol
Southern Cebu
Negros Oriental
Siquijor
Misamis Occidental
Lanao del Norte
Lanao del Sur
North Cotabato
Davao del Sur
Zamboanga del Norte
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds)
Northern Palawan
Calamian Grp. Of Islands
Cuyo Island
Eastern Samar
Western Samar
Leyte
Biliran
Aklan
Capiz
Antique
Iloilo
Guimaras
Negros Occidental
Rest of Cebu
Camotes Island
Zamboanga del Sur
Maguindanao
Sultan Kudarat
Sarangani
South Cotabato

Thirteen provinces in Mindanao are now under Storm Signal No.3 based on PAGASA’s latest weather bulletin issued at 6 pm Monday evening. Southern Cebu is now under Storm Signal No.2 along with Bohol, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Southern Leyte and several provinces in Mindanao.   The rest of Cebu is still under signal No.1.  Residents in the affected areas are advised to continue monitoring the situation.

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Based on some tracking sites, Pablo will continue its west-northwest course and it will make landfall in the eastern portion of Mindanao and it will cross the north central part of Mindanao before exiting near Cagayan de Oro. There is a big possibility now that the typhoon will not make landfall in Cebu.  Residents, however, are still warned the typhoon carries strong winds and if it does not make landfall in their provinces, Pablo can still do major damage to structures.

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Super Typhoon Pablo update: Cebu is now under signal No.1 in PAGASA’s 11 am update

2 Dec

Here are the areas under a storm signal in the December 3 11 am update by the PAGASA for Typhoon Pablo.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No.3
(101-185 kph winds)
None None Surigao del Sur
Surigao del Norte
Siargao
Dinagat
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Davao Oriental
Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)
None Southern Leyte
Bohol
Camiguin
Misamis Oriental
Bukidnon
Davao del Norte
Compostela Valley
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds)
Cuyo Island Eastern Samar
Western Samar
Leyte
Biliran
Aklan
Capiz
Antique
Iloilo
Guimaras
Negros Occidental
Negros Oriental
Cebu
Siquijor
Zamboanga Provinces
Lanao Provinces
Davao del Sur
North Cotabato
Maguindanao

The typhoon is now heading West Northwest towards the Surigao provinces at 24 km/h.  Pablo is expected to landfall tomorrow morning in the Bislig-Hinatuan area. Several provinces in Mindanao is now under signal No.3.   Typhoon Pablo is more than 2 times as strong as Typhoon Sendong that battered Mindanao around a year ago.  The typhoon has a similar of the infamous typhoon that heavily damaged Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan.  People in Northern Mindanao and the Visayas are advised to make necessary preparations and precautions to minimize the impact of the typhoon in their daily life. Residents in flood-prone and landslide prone areas should find safer areas to stay while the typhoon is still affecting the country.

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Storm signal No.1 is up in Cebu along with the other Visayas islands except Bohol and Southern which currently under signal No.2.  Typhoon Pablo is 995 km SouthEast of Metro Cebu as of 6 a.m. today. Maximum sustained wind has somehow decreased to 215 km/h which is still way higher than the typical typhoons experienced by the country in recent years.

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Typhoon Ramon: PAGASA Weather Bulletin 5 am (10/13/2011)

12 Oct

Tropical depression RAMON is moving to the West Philippine Sea. At 4 a.m., the center was located to be 80 km West Northwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. There are still a few places that are under public storm signal No.1.

In Cebu, the sun has come out and the sky is clear but the whole country should expect some cloudy skies and occasional rains brought by Ramon. Bring your umbrellas if you plan to go out today. ;)

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Marinduque
Mindoro Provinces
Lubang Island
Romblon
Southern Quezon
Northern Palawan
Calamian Group of Islands
Cavite
Laguna
Batangas
Bataan
Southern Zambales
Metro Manila
None None

 

 

 

 

Typhoon Ramon: 5pm (10/12/2011) update; Tropical depression now affecting Luzon

12 Oct

Tropical depression Ramon has moved out of the Visayas and it is now affecting the weather and bringing rains to Southern Luzon including Metro Manila. Ramon will continue to move Northwest and will regain some of its strength as it passes through the West Philippines Sea and exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

At 4pm this afternoon, the center was tracked to be 70 km East Southeast of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Marinduque
Mindoro Provinces
Romblon
Southern Quezon
Burias Island
orthern Palawan
Calamian Group of Islands
Cavite
Laguna
Batangas
Metro Manila
Panay Island
Guimaras Island
None

Storm signal No.1 is up in Sothern Luzon, Metro Manila, the whole of Panay and Guimaras island. Cebu is still cloudy in the afternoon with occasional rain. The weather is expected to be better tomorrow as the weather system move away from the country.

 

Typhoon Ramon 11am (10/12/2011) update: Cebu’s storm signal is lifted

11 Oct

As the tropical depression Ramon move to the tip of Panay island, all storm signals for Mindanao have been lifted. Cebu and the rest of Central Visayas are also out of the critical zone of Ramon. It is expected that Ramon will exit Mindoro this afternoon and makes its way to the West Philippine Sea where it will regain some strength and could be upgraded to a tropical storm again.

So far, the amount of rain brought by the weather disturbance is not as heavy as expected here in Cebu City. Here are the current storm signals that are in effect based on the PAGASA bulletin.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 1
(45-60 kph winds)
Marinduque
Mindoro Provinces
Romblon
Southern Quezon
Camarines Sur
Sorsogon
Albay
Burias Island
Ticao Island
Masbate
Northern Palawan
Calamian Group of Islands
Panay Island
Guimaras Island
Northern Negros Occidental
None

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under Public Storm Signals are still advised to be wary of possible flash floods and landslides. The next update will be at 5 pm.

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