Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby 6 p.m. update

weather 2014-12-06 Sat

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.

Tourists Warning

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

Weather 2014-12-06 Multi

The different tracks are now nearly in one line.

The JMA track forecast

Weather 2014-12-06 JMA

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
Class: Typhoon Cat.4
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
Diameter: 900 km
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.

Almost real-time storm information


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