Monday, December 3, 2012

Typhoon Bopha (Bagyong Pablo) Update #18 [LANDFALL]

Typhoon Bopha (Bagyong Pablo) is currently moving into the provinces of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental. The storm was last located near the vicinity of Cagayan de Oro City or about 60km east northeast of Iligan or about 140km north northwest of Davao City. Maximum sustained winds are at 185kph with gusts of up to 230kph. Bopha/Pablo is moving westward at 30kph.

As of 11am this morning here are the latest Public Storm Warning Signals from PAGASA:
Signal #3: Bohol, Siquijor, Southern Cebu, Southern Negros Oriental, Southern Negros Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, and Camiguin.

Signal #2: Northern Palawan, Calamian Grp. Of Islands, Cuyo Islands, Southern Leyte, Antique, Iloilo, Rest of Cebu, Camotes Island, Rest of Negros Oriental, Rest of Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Surigao del Norte, Siargao, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Province, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, Samal Island, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, North Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Maguindanao.

Signal #1: Rest of Palawan, Aklan, Capiz, Leyte, Biliran, Capiz, Leyte, Davao del Sur, Sultan Kudarat, Basilan, Sarangani, and South Cotabato.

Residents in these provinces must continue to coordinate with the local officials for the latest information. If you are in areas under Signal #3 stay put and do not go out! For those under Signal #2, you must continue to be alert as stormy conditions are still persisting. Signal #1 for Visayas means the conditions will only get worse later, for Mindanao, that means the worst is over.

Meanwhile, here are the latest rainfall reports courtesy of PAGASA's Project NOAH
Davao City:  Around 50mm
Santa Josefa: Around 80mm
Butuan City: Around 50mm
Iligan City: Around 70mm
Gingoog: Around 80mm
Cagayan de Oro: Around 70mm

IR Image from NOAA

Latest satellite image shows the center of Bopha now moving near Cagayan de Oro City. The storm will exit into the Bohol Sea in about 3 hours. Heavy rains and strong winds will still persist, however, across the coasts of Misamis Oriental, Agusan, and Surigao to the east. As for Davao Oriental, the worst is over but some residual rains will still move through the afternoon hours. As for Visayas, the worst is yet to come. Expect conditions to go downhill across Bohol, Negros, and Southern Cebu by around 5 to 6pm tonight.

We'll have more updates later this afternoon. Stay safe!

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Issued (0430 UTC) 1230pm PhT 120412

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