Sunday, December 7, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Update #12

Issued (22 UTC) 6am PhT 120814

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Typhoon Hagupit (Bagyong Ruby) continues to weaken this morning as it moves near the island of Marinduque. The storm center was last located approximately 70km south southwest of Naga, Camarines Sur or about 280km southeast of Metro Manila. Maximum sustained winds are down to 120kph with gusts of up to 150kph. Typhoon Hagupit is currently moving west northwestward at 10kph.

As of 5am this morning, here are the latest Public Storm Warning Signals from PAGASA: 

Signal #3: Burias Island, Marinduque, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Southern Quezon, and Lubang Island. 

Signal #2: Masbate, Ticao Island, Calamian Grp. of Islands Bulacan, Bataan, Northern Quezon, Rizal, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Metro Manila, Semirara Island, Aklan, and Capiz. 

Signal #1: Albay, Sorsogon, Polillo Island, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Catanduanes, Northern Palawan including Cuyo, Northern Samar, Iloilo, Antique, Biliran, and Bantayan Island. 

IR Image from NRLMRY

Latest satellite image shows convective activity continuing to weaken as more and more dry air continue to get entrained into the circulation. However, stormy conditions will still persist in the region as strong winds and heavy rains are still present near the center.

Radar Image from DOST PAGASA

Latest radar image out of Tagaytay shows bands of light to moderate rains moving across Quezon Province into the CALABARZON Region. These rains will soon affect the National Capital Region including Metro Manila later this morning. Up to 300mm of rain is possible over the next 12 hours which could bring widespread flooding and landslides.

For the latest radar images, please click HERE (PROJECT NOAH)

Typhoon Hagupit (Bagyong Ruby) will continue weakening as it moves near the island of Marinduque later this morning. It will likely be downgraded into a Tropical Storm as it moves near the island of Mindoro. Winds of up to 100kph along with heavy rains are still possible for Manila and nearby provinces. Stormy conditions will continue throughout the day today before dying down by tomorrow morning. We'll have another update later today. Stay safe!

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