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Typhoon Watch: Wilma makes landfall in Central Visayas; Stronger Typhoon coming later this week

4 Nov

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:

Active Typhoon track in the PAR (from typhoon2000.ph)

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.

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