PAGASA – Ruby moving slowly across Philippines, expect second landfall over Masbate

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:

Romblon,
Catanduanes,
Camarines Sur,
Albay,
Sorsogon,
Masbate including Burias and Ticao islands,
Northern Samar,
Eastern Samar,
Samar,
Leyte, and
Biliran.

Signal No. 2 was up over:

Camarines Norte,
southern Quezon,
Marinduque,
Oriental Mindoro,
Occidental Mindoro,
Laguna,
Batangas,
northern Antique,
Aklan,
the Semirara Islands,
Capiz,
northern Cebu including Cebu City,
Southern Leyte, and
the Bantayan and Camotes Islands.

Signal No. 1 was up over:

Pampanga,
Bulacan,
the rest of Quezon,
Rizal,
Bataan,
Cavite,
Lubang Island,
the Calamian Islands,
Cuyo town,
Metro Manila,
the rest of Antique,
the rest of Iloilo,
Guimaras,
Negros Occidental, and
Negros Oriental.

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