Returning Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo is Category 3 now!
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.
All multi-agency forecasts join now the “loop-forecast”. The development for Luzon now depends on the error margin of the models used.
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.
|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|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||500 mm This is extreme!|
|Max. Wave Height:||13 m = 41 ft|
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