Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo – Update 08:00 PM on December 04, 2012
Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo is now near Dumaguete (Negros) with maximum sustained winds of 160 km/h near the center, and gusts of up to 195 km/h. The typhoon killed 6 people in Mindanao. Another 20 persons are declared missing. There is no electricity in many parts of Mindanao including Camiguin island.
Cagayan river has destroyed a bridge and the center of Cagayan de Oro is under water.
Domestic flights and ferries are still suspended. They may restart operation tomorrow.
Telecom firm Globe issued a service advisory saying it is experiencing a service interruption due to fiber optic cuts in Davao City, Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon at noon due to heavy rains and strong winds. We are using SMARTbro 3G network. It is working extremely slowly. Some servers are not reachable.
Sorry, we cannot reach the server for the multi-agency track forecast.
Current position is near Dumaguete (Negros).
|Name (INTL. / local):||BOPHA / Pablo|
|Class:||Typhoon Category 2|
|Time/Date of observation:||06:00 PM on December 04, 2012|
|Location of Center:||9.3º North 123.3º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||WNW @ 33 km/h = 11.8 mph|
|Moving towards:||crossing over southern Negros|
|Distance from the Philippines:||inside|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||happened this morning|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||175 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||215 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||952 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||330 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||7 m = 22 ft|
|Here you find how to read and understand this data|
PAGASA warnings and signals:
above 185 km/h
|We do not publish these signals anymore. PAGASA is not able to publish up to date information! Updates are 3 to 4 hours too late. PAGASA seems to become a second CAAP!|
|Here you find you find more information about the storm warning signals|
If possible we’ll publish an update tomorrow morning around 08:00 AM. This depends on the Internet availability and the fuel of our generator. We then shall also publish some pictures from Camiguin today around noon when the typhoon passed by.
Good night for now!