Super Typhoon HAIYAN / Yolanda – rain has started

Super Typhoon HAIYAN / Yolanda

Super Typhoon HAIYAN / Yolanda has a bit slowed down its forward speed from 41 km/h to 35 km/h. The storm is moving WNW (West-Northwest).

The outer rainbands have reached Samar and the the east coast of Mindanao. The sky is so dark that our automatic lights have turned on.

Super Typhoon HAIYAN / Yolanda

Inside the red outlined area in above map, one has to expect winds of 50 kts and more – this means more than 90 km/h.  At 08:00 a.m. the center of the typhoon had been 710 km east-southeast of Siargao Island. Landfall is expected to happen tomorrow morning in southern Samar.

Above satellite image shows the eye of the typhoon and the outer rainbands over the eastern Philippines.

Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): HAIYAN / Yolanda
Class: Super Typhoon Category 5
Time/Date of observation: 05:00 AM on November 07, 2013
Location of Center: 8.4º North 133.4º East
Moving Direction and Speed: WNW @ 35 km/h
Moving towards: Southern Samar
Distance from the Philippines: 710 km ESE of Siargao Island
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: ~ 10:00 AM on November 8, 2013
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 280 km/h 
Peak Wind Gusts: 335 km/h (extreme !)
Minimum Central Pressure: 911 hPa
Diameter: 620 km
24h Rainfall near Center: 455 mm
Max. Wave Height: 12 m = 40 ft
Here you find how to read and understand this data Link

 Current weather is here Link

 Animated weather movies are here Link

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