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PAGASA Weather Forecast: Typhoon Pablo Weakened, Threatens Ilocos Provinces And La Union Area

By on Dec 8, 2012 in Asia, Weather Comments

Typhoon Pablo is back and is now threatening the Ilocos Provinces and La Union area.

According to PAGASA Weather Bulletin Number 22 issued at 11:00 pm on Saturday, December 8, 2012, Typhoon Pablo (International Codename: Bopha) has weakened as it turns back and continues to threaten the Ilocos Provinces and La Union area.


Typhoon Pablo Track
PAGASA Track of Typhoon Pablo as of 8 p.m., 08 December 2012
Credit: PAGASA/DOST

Typhoon Pablo‘s center was located at 115 km west of Vigan City as of 10:00 pm as it moves eastward at 17 kph. It has a maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph.

The following areas are now under public storm warning signals:

Signal No. 2
(61-100 kph winds)

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union

Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds)

  • Cagayan
  • Calayan grp. of Is.
  • Babuyan grp. of Is.
  • Batanes grp. of Is.
  • Abra
  • Apayao
  • Kalinga
  • Mt. Province
  • Benguet
  • Pangasinan
  • Zambales

The following advisories are included in PAGASA‘s latest weather bulletin on Bagyong Pablo:

Estimated rainfall amount is from 15 to 25 mm per hour (heavy – intense) within the 300 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Fishing boats and other sea vessels are advised not to venture out into the seaboard of Northern Luzon and the western seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 a.m. tomorrow.



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