PAGASA Bagyong Pablo Weather Update: Typhoon Pablo continues to weaken, 10 areas still under Storm Signal 3By Angel Cuala on Dec 5, 2012 in Announcement, Asia, Weather •
Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has released its latest weather forecast update, 11 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012, noting that Typhoon Pablo (international name Bopha) continues to weaken as it moves toward Northern Palawan.
As noted by PAGASA on its official Facebook page and website, Bagyong Pablo is at 145 km Southwest of Iloilo City as of 10 p.m. (local time) this Tuesday, December 4, with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph. It is being forecast to move West Northwest at 24 kph.
According to the report, Typhoon Pablo is expected to be at 355 km West of Coron, Palawan by Wednesday evening and will be at 750 km West of Metro Manila by Thursday morning. Local reports noted that there were at least 80 casualties in Mindanao, including at least 43 bodies found in landslide in Compostela Valley.
PAGASA Bagyong Pablo satellite image (10 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012)
Image Credit: Pagasa.dost.gov.ph
Meanwhile, ten areas in Luzon and Visayas are still under Storm Signal 3, eight areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are under Storm Signal 2, and 18 areas remain under Storm Signal 2, as listed below. Public Storm Warning Signals in other areas is now lowered.
* Storm Signal # 3 (101 – 185 kph winds):
- Northern Palawan
- Calamian Group of Islands
- Southern Cebu
- Negros Oriental
- Negros Occidental
* Storm Signal # 2 (61 – 100 kph winds):
- Rest of Palawan
- Rest of Cebu
- Lanao del Norte
- Misamis Occidental
- Zamboanga del Norte
* Storm Signal # 1 (30-60 kph winds) :
- Occidental Mindoro
- Lubang Island
- Oriental Mindoro
- Southern Leyte
- Camotes Island
- Zamboanga del Sur
- Zamboanga Sibugay
- Surigao del Norte
- Surigao del Sur
- Agusan del Sur
- Agusan del Norte
- Misamis Oriental
- Lanao del Sur
Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warnings are being alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #3 and #2 are being warned against huge waves or storm surges generated by Typhoon Pablo.
PAGASA is also advising fishing boats and other small seacrafts not to venture out into the Seaboards of Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are being advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next weather bulletin to be issued at 5 a.m. Wednesday, December 4.
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