At 4:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon “YOLANDA”was located based on all available data at 822 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (08.4°N, 133.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 30 kph. Northeast monsoon affecting Northern Luzon.
Bicol Region, Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. The regions of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera and Ilocos will be partly cloudy to cloudy with light rains. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the northeast to north over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours) None Eastern Samar
Southern Leyte Surigao Del Norte
Northern part of Surigao Del Sur
Northern part of Agusan Del Norte
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours) Camarines Norte
Southern Quezon Aklan
Negros Occidental and Oriental
Northern Samar Camaguin
Rest of Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Rest of Surigao del Sur
Estimated rainfall amount is from 10.0 – 30.0 mm per hour (Heavy – Intense) within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.
Sea travel is risky over the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.
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