Just weeks after a violent earthquake struck the region, a tropical depression made landfall in Bohol-Cebu-Negros area. TD Wilma caused flashfloods in several areas in Bohol including Sagbayan, the epicenter of the Oct. 15 earthquake. Wilma has weakened after passing through the region but it is expected to intensify once it traverses the Sulu Sea before exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Current Active Track of weather disturbance in PAR:
As Wilma exits the country, a stronger typhoon is on its way. Tropical Storm with international code Haiyan is currently tracked in Western Micronesia. It is currently moving at 28 km/h at a WNW direction. It currently has Maximum Sustained Winds of 85 km/h. It is expected to intensify as its moves over the Western Pacific Ocean going towards the Philippines. Haiyan is expected to be a full blown typhoon by tomorrow and there is a chance that it will develop into a super typhoon with winds over 200 km/h by late Wednesday. If it continues it current predicted path, Haiyan will be called Bagyong Yolanda once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibiliy. Possible landfall will be on Friday, November 8 in the Leyte-Samar areas and it will affect the Visayas, Bicol Region, and Southern Luzon. Residents of these areas are advised to monitor the typhoon and be ready for the Public Storm Warnings from PAGASA.
- WEATHER UPDATE AS OF November 04, 2013 at 06:30PM BY METEO MEDIA/WEATHER PHILIPPINES (weatherngayon.wordpress.com)
- Update about typhoon wilma (educationbulletinboard.com)
- Tropical depression ‘Wilma’ weakens into LPA (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- `Wilma’ hits land; more areas placed under storm signal (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Typhoon Watch: Typhoon Santi intensifies further; Signal No.3 up in Aurora (cebuislandlive.com)