Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby 6 p.m. update
Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby is continuously approaching Samar. JMA classifies the typhoon as “very strong” this means still Cat.4. The expected landfall in Samar will happen around midnight tonight.
The airlines are cancelling flights. If you have a flight booked until next Tuesday or Wednesday, get in contact with your airline. Philippine Airlines –Cebu Pacific Air. No news from AirAsia/Zest. The ferry companies are also cancelling their trips, but information is available only locally in the ports. Camiguin: Ferries from and to Benoni did sail this late afternoon
Multi-Agency track forecast
The different tracks are now nearly in one line.
The JMA track forecast
Straight western track until the storm has passed over Samar. Then it will bend slightly north.
Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby Storm data
|Name (INTL. / local):||HAGUPIT/Ruby|
|Time/Date of observation:||05:00 AM on December 6, 2014|
|Location of Center:||12.0º North 126.3º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||West @ 15 km/h|
|Moving towards:||Norther Samar|
|Distance from the Philippines:||94 km E of Catarman, Samar|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||Today around midnight|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||175 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||250 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||930 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||150 – 500 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||8 – 12 m|
|Here you find how to read and understand this data|
Next update maybe tonight but surely early tomorrow morning.