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|
(Winds of 100 – 185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
|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.|
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Cebu including Cebu City
|Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.|
(winds of 30 – 60 kph is expected in at least
Rest of Cebu
|Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island
|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.