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Typhoon Watch: Haiyan now a Category I Typhoon

5 Nov

Haiyan which was just a tropical storm yesterday now is now classified a Category I Typhoon.  Typhoon Haiyan packs 120 kph winds near the center. It is moving westward at 26 kph going towards the area Yap and Palau islands. It is classified as a small sized typhoon with a diameter of 445 kilometers.  The typhoon is forecasted to continue to gain strength as it approaches the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).  Once it enters PAR, it will be known Bagyong Yolanda.

Here is the 3-day outlook for the typhoon:

Wednesday – Haiyan intensifies to a Category 3 Typhoon with winds near the center at 175 kph.

Thursday – The typhoon will further intensify to Category 4 with Maximum Sustained Winds at 220 kph.

Friday – Typhoon Haiyan could be a super typhoon with winds up to 240 kph. Based on the Multi-Agency track forecasting, Bagyong Yolanda will make landfall somewhere over the Eastern Visayas.

Residents of the Visayas region and the Bicol Region are advised to make necessary preparations as early as today. Sea travel in the eastern seaboard of the country will be strongly discouraged in the coming days.

Multi-Agency Storm Track and Forecast (typhoon2000.ph)

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