PAGASA Weather Bagyong Pablo Update: Storm Signal 3 in 7 provinces in MindanaoBy Angel Cuala on Dec 3, 2012 in Asia, Weather •
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
Updated: December 3, 2012 7;35 p.m. Read PAGASA Weather Bulletin: Typhoon Pablo Maintained Strength, 12 Areas In Mindanao 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 and is now heading towards Surigao Provinces. Storm Signal # 3 is now raised in 7 areas in Mindanao.
As noted by PAGASA on its official website on Monday, December 3, 2012 for its 11 am update, Bagyong Pablo is at 550 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 a.m. (local time) this Monday, December 3.
According to the report, Typhoon Pablo is moving West Northwest at 24 kph and is being expected to be at 30 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur on Tuesday morning, at 150 km West of Iloilo City on Wednesday morning, and at 400 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro on Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, PAGASA raised Storm Signal # 3 in 7 areas in Mindanao, including Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Siargao, Dinagat, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, and Davao Oriental. For Storm Signal # 2, the affected areas in Mindanao are Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Davao del Norte, and Compostela Valley.
For the Visayas region, Southern Leyte and Bohol are under Storm Signal # 2, while Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Leyte, Biliran, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Cebu, and Siquijor are under Storm Signal # 1.
For the areas in Mindanao that are under Storm Signal # 1, they are Zamboanga Provinces, Lanao Provinces, Davao del Sur, North Cotabato, and Maguindanao. No area in Luzon is affected except for Cuyo Island, which is under Signal # 1.
Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are being alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #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 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 p.m. today, Monday, December 3.
Bagyong Pablo track of PAGASA
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