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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.

Active typhoon track

 

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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 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)

 

Links:

Preparing for a Typhoon

Emergency Numbers for Cebu

Bagyong Ruby update: Cebu City placed under Signal No.1

4 Dec

PAGASA released its December 4, 2014 11 p.m. weather bulletin and Cebu City is now under Public Storm Warning Signal No.1.  Here are the areas with Public Storm Warning Signals based on the latest bulletin:

 Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
# 2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
None Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Samar
Biliran
Leyte
Southern Leyte
Surigao del Norte
Dinagat Island
Siargao Island
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
36 hours)
Catanduanes
Albay
Sorsogon
Ticao Island
Masbate.
Cebu City,
Northern Cebu
Bantayan Island
Camotes Island
Bohol
Surigao del Sur Camiguin Island
Agusan del Norte.

Moderate to heavy rains within 24 to 36 hours are expected over the areas with Public Storm Warning Signals Numbers 2 and 1. Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are advised to be alert against possible flashfloods and landslides. Moreover, those living near coastal areas are alerted against possible storm surges.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 – 20 mm per hour (heavy – intense) within the 700 km diameter of the typhoon.

“RUBY” and the Northeast Monsoon will bring rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, over the seaboards of Visayas and over the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao. Fisherfolks and those using small seacraft are advised not to venture out over the said seaboards.

As of 10 pm today, Bagyong Ruby (International code: Hagupit) was tracked at 570 km East of Guiuan , Eastern Samar.   It is forecasted to move WNW at 15 kph.  Based on PAGASA’s forecast, the super typhoon is expected to make landfall in the Samar-Northern Samar area on Saturday evening.

 Latest update on Bagyong Ruby

 

2015 Typhoon Watch: Hagupit now a Category 5 Super Typhoon

4 Dec

Super Typhoon Hagupit, locally named Ruby has intensified further to a category 5 howler.  The violent weather disturbance now packs wind speeds up to 285 kph according to http://typhoon2000.ph. Hagupit is now in the Philippine Area of Responsibility and it has been tracked to be moving WNW at 18 kph.  Heavy rainfall (50-100 mm) is expected in the eastern seaboard of the country which includes Leyte, Samar, Bicol Region including Masbate, and Northern CARAGA including Siargao and Dinagat islands starting tomorrow December 6.  Moderate to Heavy Rains (30-50 mm) is expected in Cebu and Bohol.

There is no definite forecast yet where Hagupit will make landfall but residents of coastal areas all over the country are advised to make necessary precautions or evacuate if possible. Storm surges are expected with the very strong wind speed that this typhoon is bringing. By Friday evening , waves as high as 5 meters could be expected in Eastern Visayas and Southern Bicol.

HAGUPIT

Based on the different storm tracking agencies, the typhoon could make landfall in either of these areas: Leyte, Samar, Northern Samar, or Bicol Region. Hagupit or Ruby will either affect mainly the Visayas but could end up affecting Luzon including Metro Manila.  Since there is no definite storm track yet it is advised that residents living along the possible storm paths to be prepared.

Active Storm Track (typhoon2000.ph)

 

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) has issued storm signal warnings at 5 pm today:

 Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS Luzon Visayas Mindanao
# 2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
None Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte and Southern Leyte. Dinagat Island and Siargao Island.
#1
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
36 hours)
Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Ticao Island and Masbate Northern Cebu including Bantayan Island, Camotes Island and Bohol. Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Camiguin Island and Agusan del Norte

Relevant Links:

A Super Typhoon with a mean name is coming

Preparing for a Super Typhoon

Emergency Numbers for Cebu Residents

 

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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.

Latest UPDATE on Super Typhoon YOLANDA

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.

http://typhoon2000.ph/activetrack.gif

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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