Typhoon Ruby (international name Hagupit) is slowly making its way across the central Philippines, moving west-northwest at 15 kilometers per hour, weather service PAGASA said Sunday morning.
In a 5 a.m. update, PAGASA located Ruby 40 kms northwest of Catbalogan, Samar.
At the rate it was moving, the typhoon was projected to make a second landfall over Masbate at about 10 a.m., bringing with it the danger of a storm surge of up to 3 meters.
Ruby had weakened slightly, and now has 160 kph sustained winds and gusts of up to 195 kph.
Nevertheless, PAGASA warned that Ruby was still dangerous as it was still a typhoon category cyclone.
Also, estimated rainfall within Ruby’s 500 km diameter was from 10 – 30 mm per hour (heavy – torrential).
Ruby, as well as the northeast monsoon, will bring rough to very rough seas over the seaboards of Luzon and the Visayas; and over the northern seaboard of Mindanao. Small seacraft are warned agaisnt sailing over these seaboards.
At 5 a.m., Public Storm Signal Number 3 was up over:
Masbate including Burias and Ticao islands,
Signal No. 2 was up over:
the Semirara Islands,
northern Cebu including Cebu City,
Southern Leyte, and
the Bantayan and Camotes Islands.
Signal No. 1 was up over:
the rest of Quezon,
the Calamian Islands,
the rest of Antique,
the rest of Iloilo,
Negros Occidental, and
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