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PAGASA Weather Update: Typhoon Ruby Weakened As It Continues To Threaten Northern And Eastern Samar

By on Dec 6, 2014 in Announcement, Asia, Weather, World Comments

Typhoon Ruby has further weakened as it continues to threaten the northern and Eastern Samar provinces, Severe Weather Bulletin Number 11 issued by PAGASA at 5pm today, December 6, 2014 stated.

According to the 5pm bulletin, Ruby‘s center as of 10am was located at 100km east of Dolores, Eastern Samar or at 195km East of Catarman, Northern Samar. It has a maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is forecasted to move west at 16 kph.

Typhoon Ruby Satellite Image as of 4pm, December 6, 2014
Source: PAGASA

Public Storm Warning Signal are up on the following areas:

Signal No. 3

  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Burias Island
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate
  • Ticao Island
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran

Signal No. 2

  • Camarines Sur
  • Romblon
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Northern Cebu including Cebu City
  • Bantayan Island
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte

Signal No. 1

  • Southern Quezon
  • Camarines Norte
  • Batangas
  • Marinduque
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Northern Negros
  • Rest of Cebu
  • Bohol
  • Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island
  • Dinagat Province

Typhoon Ruby‘s expected landfall is on Saturday evening in the vicinity of Dolores, Eastern Samar and it will be associated with strong winds, storm surge up to 4.5 meters and heavy-intense rainfall, the bulletin added.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10 – >30 mm per hour (heavy – torrential) within the 600 km diameter of the typhoon.

Typhoon RUBY and the Northeast Monsoon will bring rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, seaboards of Visayas and over northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao. Fisherfolks and those using small seacraft are advised not to venture out over the said seaboards, PAGASA said.

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