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Typhoon Ruby Update: Typhoon Ruby Weakened While Traversing Sibuyan Sea

By on Dec 8, 2014 in Announcement, Asia, Weather, World Comments

Typhoon Ruby (International Codename: Hagupit) has weakened while traversing Sibuyan Sea, PAGASA announced on its Severe Weather Bulletin Number 17 issued at 5am, Monday, December 8, 2014.

According to the bulletin, Typhoon Ruby‘s center was located at 110 km Northwest of Masbate City or at 50 km Northeast of Romblon, Romblon as of 4am today. It has a maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecasted to move west northwest at 10kph.

Track of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) as of 5am, December 8, 2014
Source: PAGASA

Public storm warning signals are still raised in the following areas:

Signal No. 3

  • Burias Island
  • Marinduque
  • Romblon
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Batangas
  • Laguna
  • Cavite
  • Southern Quezon
  • Lubang Island

Signal No. 2

  • Masbate
  • Ticao Island
  • Calamian Grp. of Islands
  • Bulacan
  • Bataan
  • Northern Quezon
  • Rizal
  • Albay
  • Camarines Sur
  • Camarines Norte
  • Metro Manila
  • Semirara Island
  • Aklan
  • Capiz

Signal No. 1

  • Sorsogon
  • Polillo Island
  • Zambales
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • Catanduanes
  • Northern Palawan including Cuyo
  • Northern Samar
  • Iloilo
  • Antique
  • Biliran
  • Bantayan Island

More info from PAGASA’s bulletin:

Expected third landfall: Northern Mindoro between 6 – 8 pm today and it will be associated with strong winds, storm surge and moderate to heavy rainfall.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 450 km diameter of the typhoon.

“RUBY” and the Northeast Monsoon will cause rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas. Fisherfolks and those using small sea craft are advised not to venture out over the said seaboards.

According to the latest bulletin, Typhoon Ruby is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Thursday morning.

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