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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.

Active Track of weather disturbances in the PAR

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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.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 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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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

 

2014 Typhoon Season: Bagyong Henry now in Taiwan area; New weather system to enter PAR in the next few days

22 Jul

Bagyong Henry (International Code: Matmo) is now on its way to Taiwan and out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.  As of the latest PAGASA update issued 5 p.m. July 22, 2014, the typhoon still packs 130 kph winds near the center with gustiness reaching up to 160 kph. Typhoon Henry will be out of the P.A.R. by tomorrow morning.

Bagyong Henry Storm Track from (http://www.jma.go.jp)

Bagyong Henry will make landfall in Taiwan.  The category I Tropical Cyclone did not make landfall in the Philippines. It is expected to cross Taiwan at around midnight and will go to mainland China before dissipating.

Another weather disturbance is set to enter the PAR.  It is highly likely to develop into a tropical depression within 24 to 48 hours. If it becomes a tropical depression, it will be named Inday in the Philippines.

Weather outlook:  The Philippines especially Luzon including Metro Manila will experience an enhanced surge of the Habagat or Southwest Moonsoon. The Habagat will bring strong winds accompanied by moderate to heavy rains.  Residents in hazard-prone areas are advised to take precautions.

2014 Typhoon Season: Bagyong Henry further accelerates; Will be out of PAR by Wednesday morning

21 Jul

Typhoon Henry is moving towards Taiwan at a very fast speed of 28 kph.  The typhoon has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness reaching up to 160 kph. As of 5 p.m., Henry was tracked at 420 km East of Aparri, Cagayan. PAGASA has upgraded its storm signal warnings in Batanes group of islands to Signal No. 2. The province of Cagayan including Babuyan Island and the Calayan group of islands are still under public storm signal No.1.

Current active track of weather disturbances within PAR (courtesy of typhoon2000.ph)

Bagyong Henry will continue to enhance the Southwest Moonsoon or Habagat bringing rains all over the country. Sea travel using small seacraft in the Eastern seaboard of the country is not advisable.  Residents of landslide-prone and flood-prone areas are advised to take necessary precautions as occasional rains are expected throughout the day specially in Southern Luzon and the Visayas region.

Another Typhoon

Another low pressure system is developing near Guam and it has a 30-50% chance to develop into a tropical depression in the next 24 hours.

2014 Typhoon Season: Bagyong Henry accelerates; Signal No. 1 in 3 areas

20 Jul

Typhoon Henry (Matmo) is now packing wind speeds of 130 kph with gustiness reaching 160 kph.  The typhoon continues to move in a NW direction at 20 kph.  It is expected to make landfall in Taiwan Wednesday morning.  Henry has a potential to develop into a super typhoon that will have wind speeds over 200 kph.

Typhoon Henry (Matmo) storm track

PAGASA has issued Public Storm Signal Warning No.1 to the Batanes Group of Islands, Cagayan Province including Babuyan Island, and Calayan Group of Islands. Residents in the storm warning areas and nearby provinces are advised to be on alert for possible landslides and flashfloods due to the big possibility of moderate to heavy thunderstorms in the eastern of the country.  As of 4:00 am today, Bagyong Henry was tracked to be 340 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes.  Fisherfolks in the eastern seaboard of the country are advised not to venture out.

Cebu Outlook: Typhoon Henry enhances the Southwest Moonsoon or Habagat bringing breezy conditions with cloudy skies and occasional rainshowers in Cebu and nearby islands including Mindanao.

2014 Typhoon Season: Henry Intensifies; Still not expected to make landfall in the Philippines

19 Jul

Bagyong Henry (International Code: Matmo) has intensified while trudging along the Philippine sea.  The weather disturbance now packs maximum sustained winds of 95 kph with gustiness reaching up to 120 kph. PAGASA tracked Tropical Storm Henry at the North Philippines Sea, 560 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar as of its 11 am update Saturday July 19, 2014.  Henry is currently moving at a slow pace of 9 kph in a NNW direction.

Active weather systems in the PAR

Based in the current storm track projections, Henry will further intensify and will become a full-fledged typhoon in the next couple of days. The weather system is moving very slow making it gain more strength as it spends more time in the sea. There is a good chance for Henry to become a super typhoon like what happened to Glenda when it made its landfall in China.

The PAGASA has not issued any storm warning signals yet but smaller sea vessels are advised to avoid venturing out to the ocean especially those in the eastern seaboard of the country. The whole country is expected to experience isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in the coming days due to Henry and its Trough. People living in flood-prone and landslide-prone areas are advised to take necessary precautions and prepare for possible evacuation.

 

 

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