Typhoon Pablo Update and Latest PAGASA Weather Forecast, Wednesday Dec 5, 2012

By on Dec 5, 2012 in Announcement, Asia, Weather, World Comments
Typhoon Pablo Satellite Image

Typhoon Pablo MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite
Image as of 6:30 a.m., 05 December 2012

Image Credit: PAGASA

Typhoon Pablo with international name Bopha further weakened, according to the latest weather update by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued at 5 a.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2012 (Philippines local time).

PAGASA reported that Typhoon Pablo was spotted at 180 kilometers east of Puerto Princesa City, with coordinates of 10.2°N,120.4°E based on several radar, satellite and surface data.

The latest forecast by PAGASA indicates that Typhoon Pablo will move west northwest at 24 kph. Typhoon Pablo has a maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center with gustiness of up to 160 kph.

According to PAGASA, it has lowered public storm warning signals in several areas. Below are the areas having public storm warning signal brought about by Typhoon Pablo, as provided by PAGASA.
Signal #3:

  • Northern Palawan
  • Calamian Grp. of Islands

Signal #2:

  • Rest of Palawan,
  • Antique,
  • Iloilo,
  • Guimaras,
  • Bohol,
  • Siquijor,
  • Southern Cebu,
  • Negros Oriental,
  • Negros Occidental

Signal #1:

  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Lubang Island,
  • Oriental Mindoro,
  • Romblon,
  • Aklan,
  • Capiz,
  • Rest of Cebu,
  • Lanao del Norte,
  • Misamis Occidental,
  • Zamboanga del Norte,
  • Camiguin

According to PAGASA, Typhoon Pablo, considered as one of the strongest typhoon that hit the Mindanao area, is expected to be at 440 km northwest of Puerto Princesa City by Thursday morning. By Friday morning, PAGASA forecast said Typhoon Pablo will be at 780 km West of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.

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