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PAGASA Weather Forecast: Typhoon Pablo Maintained Strength, 12 Areas In Mindanao Under Signal No. 3

By on Dec 3, 2012 in Announcement, Asia, Science, Weather, World Comments

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

Update: December 4, 2012 12:20 a.m. Read PAGASA Weather Bagyong Pablo Update: 16 areas in Mindanao now under Storm Signal 3

Typhoon Pablo has maintained its strength and is now threatening Davao Oriental – Surigal Del Sur Area, PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin Number 5 issued at 5:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 reported. Public storm warning signal no. 3 is now up in 12 areas in Mindanao.

According to the bulletin, Typhoon Pablo (International Codename: Bopha), was located at 390 km southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur moving west at 26 kph. It has a maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph.

Typhoon Pablo 6:30pm Dec 3, 2012 Satellite Image
Typhoon Pablo Satellite Image as of 6:30 pm, December 3, 2012

The following area have public storm warning signal raised:

Signal No.3
(101 – 185 kph winds)

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

Signal No. 2
(61 – 100 kph winds)

  • Southern Leyte
  • Bohol
  • Southern Cebu
  • Negros Oriental
  • Siquijor
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • North Cotabato
  • Zamboanga del Norte

Signal No. 1
(30 – 60 kph winds)

  • Northern Palawan
  • Calamian Grp. Of Islands
  • Cuyo Island
  • Eastern Samar
  • Western Samar
  • Leyte
  • Biliran
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Negros Occidental
  • Rest of Cebu
  • Camotes Island
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Maguindanao
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Sarangani
  • South Cotabato

The following notices are provided by PAGASA on their latest weather bulletin regarding Typhoon Pablo:

Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 – 30 mm per hour (heavy – intense) within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #3 and signal #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this Typhoon.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Eastern Seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.

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