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PAGASA Weather Bagyong Pablo Update: 16 areas in Mindanao now under Storm Signal 3

By on Dec 4, 2012 in Announcement, Asia, Weather Comments

Update: December 5, 2012 12:30 a.m. Read PAGASA Bagyong Pablo Weather Update: Typhoon Pablo continues to weaken, 10 areas still under Storm Signal 3

Update: December 4, 2012 12:40 p.m. Read PAGASA Bagyong Pablo Weather Update: Typhoon Pablo weakens, 12 areas still under Storm Signal 3

Update: December 4, 2012 10:00 am Read Typhoon Pablo Has Made Landfall, 24 Areas Now Under Signal No. 3

Manila, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has released its latest weather forecast update, noting that Typhoon Pablo has maintained its strength as it continues to threaten Davao Oriental and Surigao Del Sur areas.

PAGASA Bagyong Pablo satellite image

PAGASA Typhoon Pablo Satellite Image as of
9:30 pm, December 3, 2012

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As noted by PAGASA on its official website on Monday, December 3, 2012 for its 11 pm update, Bagyong Pablo is at 230 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur and has maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph, as of 10 p.m. (local time) this Monday, December 3.

According to PAGASA, 16 areas in Mindanao are now under Storm Signal # 3, and seven others are under Storm Signal # 2, along with seven provinces in the Visayas region. Nine Visayan provinces are under Storm Signal # 1, along with four areas in Mindanao and two areas in Luzon; as listed below.

Typhoon Pablo is being expected to make its landfall in Surigao del Sur this Tuesday, December 4 before noon, is being expected to be in the vicinity of Bacolod City on Tuesday night, at 180 km Northwest of Puerto Princesa City on Wednesday evening, and at 670 km West of Metro Manila on Thursday evening.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #3 are being alerted against storm surges, particulary those living in the coastal areas of Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat, Bohol and Leyte provinces where 3-6 meters wave height is being expected.

PAGASA is also advising fishing boats and other small seacrafts not to venture out into the Eastern Seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao. The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are being advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 a.m. Tuesday, December 4.

* Storm Signal # 3 (101 – 185 kph winds):

  • Surigao del Norte
  • Siargao
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Dinagat Province
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Camiguin
  • Bukidnon
  • Davao Oriental
  • Compostela Valley
  • North Cotabato
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Davao del Norte
  • Samal Island

* Storm Signal # 2 (101 – 185 kph winds):

  • Misamis Occidental
  • Davao del Sur
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Maguindanao
  • Southern Leyte
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Camotes Island
  • Negros Oriental
  • Negros Occidental
  • Siquijor

* Storm Signal # 1 (30-60 kph winds) :

  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Basilan
  • Sarangani
  • South Cotabato
  • Eastern Samar
  • Western Samar
  • Leyte
  • Biliran
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Palawan
  • Calamian Group of Islands

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