Bagyong Yolanda – Typhoon “YOLANDA” – News Updates by PAGASA

Typhoon “YOLANDA” has accelerated and intensified slightly as it continues to threaten Eastern Visayas.

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Bagyong Yolanda – Typhoon “YOLANDA”

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Bagyong Yolanda

At 4:00 p.m. today, the eye of Typhoon “YOLANDA” was located based on all available data at 543 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (09.7°N, 130.5°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 33 kph. Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon.
Eastern Visayas, Masbate, Dinagat Province, Northern Cebu including Cebu City and the islands of Bantayan and Siargao will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. The rest of Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, the rest of Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Southern Quezon, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental and the rest of Caraga will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. The rest of country will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be moderate to strong coming from the northeast with moderate to rough seas.

Yolanda, after hitting Guiuan or Abuyog, Leyte, is expected to traverse the provinces of Biliran, the Northern tip of Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Romblon, Semirara Island, the Southern part of Mindoro then Busuanga and will exit the Philippine landmass (on Saturday early morning) towards the West Philippine Sea.

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 seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal #4, #3,#2 & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges which may reach up to 7-meter wave height.

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 PM today.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 4
( >185 kph winds may be expected in at least 12 hours) None Eastern Samar
Southern Leyte
Biliran province
extreme northern Cebu
Bantayan island
northern Antique
Signal No.3
(Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours) Masbate
Ticao Island
Calamian Group of Island
Northern Samar
rest of Antique
northern Negros Occidental
northern Negros Oriental
northern Cebu including Cebu City
Bohol Northern Samar
Siargao Island
Dinagat Province
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours) Mindoro Provinces
extreme northern Palawan
Burias island rest of Negros Occidental
rest of Negros Oriental
Rest of Cebu
Surigao Del Norte
Surigao Del Sur
Agusan Del Norte
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
Metro Manila
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
southern Quezon
Lubang Island
Rest of Northern Palawan including
Puerto Princesa

Misamis Oriental
Agusan del Sur

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