Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo – Update 07:30 AM on December 03, 2012


Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) is no longer a super typhoon as it moves quickly westward. It now threatens Surigao and Agusan Provinces. The possible landfall area is along the Bislig-Hinatuan Area on Tuesday morning.


The multi-agency forecast is now mostly uniform. The different forecast models converge.


JMA say that the strom will hit Surigao.

Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): BOPHA / Pablo
Class: Typhoon Category 4
Time/Date of observation: 06:00 AM on December 03, 2012
Location of Center: 6.7° North, 132.2° East
Moving Direction and Speed: West @ 28 km/h = 17 mph
Moving towards: Bislig
Distance from the Philippines: 670 km from Bislig
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: ~ 07:00 AM on December 4, 2012
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 215 km/h = 133 mph
Peak Wind Gusts: 260km/h = 161 mph
Minimum Central Pressure: 937 hPa
Diameter: 775 km = 482 mi
24h Rainfall near Center: 350 mm = 13.7 in
Max. Wave Height: 15.8 m = 52 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
Surigao del Norte
Siargao Island
Dinagat Island
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Rest of Davao Oriental
Davao del Norte 
Samal Island
Compostela Vall.
Misamis Occ.
Misamis Oriental
Lanao del Norte
Lanao del Sur

Camotes Island
Southern Leyte
Eastern Samar
Western SamarSurigao del Sur
Northern part of Davao Orientaln/an/aHere you find you find more information about the storm warning signals Link

 Current weather is here Link

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