Issued (17 UTC) 1am PhT 110813
Super Typhoon Haiyan (Bagyong Yolanda) continues to move closer towards Eastern Philippines. The eye was last located approximately 160km southeast of Guiuan, Samar; 200km northeast of Surigao City; or about 240km southeast of Tacloban City. Maximum sustained winds are at 305kph with gusts of up to 370kph. STY Haiyan is moving west northwestward at 35kph.
As of 11pm this evening, here are the list of Public Storm Warning Signals from PAGASA.
Signal #4: Masbate, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran Province, extreme Northern Cebu , Bantayan Island, Capiz, Aklan, Northern Antique , and Northern Iloilo.
Signal #3: Ticao Island, Sorsogon, Romblon, Calamian Group of Island, Rest of Antique, Rest of Iloilo, Guimaras, Northern Negros Occidental, Northern Negros Oriental, Bohol, Northern Cebu , Cebu City , Camotes Island, Siargao Island, and Dinagat Province.
Signal #2: Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Albay, Extreme Northern Palawan, Burias islands, rest of Negros Occidental, rest of Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Rest of Cebu, Camiguin, Surigao Del Norte, Surigao Del Sur, and Agusan Del Norte.
Signal #1: Metro Manila, Bataan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Southern Quezon, Laguna, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Lubang Island, Rest of Northern Palawan, Puerto Princesa, Misamis Oriental, and Agusan del Sur.
IR Image from FNMOC
Latest satellite image shows a perfect looking cyclone with strong convective activity surrounding a cloud-free eye. This is certainly the strongest typhoon I’ve ever seen in years and will pose a very big and catastrophic threat across much of Visayas!
Radar from PAGASA
Latest radar image out of Guiuan courtesy of DOST PAGASA, Samar shows the eye of Haiyan/Yolanda moving nearer to the country. Heavy rains are now being reported across much of Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Dinagat, Siargao, and parts of Northern Mindanao including Surigao. Winds of up to 60kph are also starting to be felt and will only get stronger in the next few hours.
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Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda will keep moving west northwestward and will make landfall near Guiuan in Samar by around 6am this morning. The strongest winds of up to 300kph extend 30km away from the eye so coastal towns of Southern Samar and Leyte will feel the brunt of this system. The eye of Haiyan will pass near the city of Tacloban by 7am in the morning and will bring widespread damage there. Haiyan/Yolanda will then move near the islands of Cebu, Masbate, Romblon, Panay, and Mindoro in the afternoon.
The storm is less than 12 hours away! We encourage everyone to hunker down if you’re not in evacuation centers yet! Find the strongest place in your house away from doors and windows! Make sure to stay away from the coast and rivers to avoid the rising waters from floods and storm surges.
We’ll have another update later this morning. Stay safe!