Returning Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo is Category 3 now!

BOPHA/Pablo 08-12-2012

Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo again got stronger and is now a Typhoon Category 3.
It is still hovering over the West Philippine Sea but has now turned north to north-east. The storm moves at 13 km/h.

As of 06:00 AM this morning, the eye of Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo was located over the West Philippine Sea about 394 km west of San Fernando City, La Union or 400 km west-northwest of Dagupan City, Pangasinan.

BOPHA/Pablo 08-12-2012

All multi-agency forecasts join now the “loop-forecast”. The development for Luzon now depends on the error margin of the models used.

BOPHA/Pablo 08-12-2012

JMA’s forecast now shows the north to north-east direction. be careful with this map projection: North is not straight up, but follows the converging meridians.

Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): BOPHA/Pablo
Class: Typhoon Category 3
Time/Date of observation: 06:00 PM on December 08, 2012
Location of Center: 15.6º North 116.6º East
Moving Direction and Speed: NNE @ 13 km/h
Moving towards: San Fernando, La Union
Distance from the Philippines: 394 km West of San Fernando
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: ???
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 205 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 250 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 941 hPa
Diameter: 555 km
24h Rainfall near Center: 500 mm This is extreme!
Max. Wave Height: 13 m = 41 ft
Here you find how to read and understand this data Link

 Current weather is here Link

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