Super Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo – Update 07:00 AM on December 04, 2012

Bopha 04-12-2012

Super Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo has significantly changed its track. It is now moving much more south. It seems to become a Sendong #2.

Super Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo has made landfall over Baganga, Davao Oriental.

In Camiguin we have passed a quiet night. Heavy rain and strong winds started around 06:30 AM. Now the sky is dark gray. It is raining. Wind is strong, but not yet a storm. There have been several short brown-outs since 07:15 this morning. At this very moment we run on batteries.

Bopha 04-12-2012

Nearly all agencies modified their forecast and preview a track more south. The new track fatally remembers the one of Sendong a year ago.

Bopha / Pablo 04-12-2012

JMA also has moved the forecast track more south. 

Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): BOPHA / Pablo
Class: Typhoon Category 4
Time/Date of observation: 05:00 AM on December 04, 2012
Location of Center: 7.6° North, 126.9° East
Moving Direction and Speed: West @ 26 km/h = 11.8 mph
Moving towards: Cagayan de Oro
Distance from the Philippines: is inside PAR
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: 07:30 AM near Baganga, Davao Oriental
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 215 km/h = 133 mph
Peak Wind Gusts: 260km/h = 161 mph
Minimum Central Pressure: 918 hPa
Diameter: 720 km =447 mi
24h Rainfall near Center: 400 mm = 16 in
Max. Wave Height: 12 m = 40 ft
Here you find how to read and understand this data Link

PAGASA warnings and signals:

Signal 1
30-60 km/h
Signal 2
60-100 km/h
Signal 3
100-185 km/h
Signal 4
above 185 km/h
South Cotabato
Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Western Samar
Ticao Island
Davao del Sur
Sultan Kudarat
Zamboanga Sibugay
Rest of Cebu
Camotes Island
Negros Occidental 
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
Dinagat Province
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Misamis Oriental
Davao Oriental
Compostela Valley
North Cotabato
Lanao del Sur
Lanao del Norte
Misamis Occidental
Zamboanga del Norte
Zamboanga del Sur
Davao del Norte
Samal Island
Southern Leyte
Negros Oriental
Southern Cebu 
Here you find you find more information about the storm warning signals Link

 Current weather is here Link

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