Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo – Update 08:00 PM on December 04, 2012

Bopha 04-12-2012

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.

Bopha 04-12-2012

Current position is near Dumaguete (Negros).

Storm data:

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
Diameter: 775 km
24h Rainfall near Center: 330 mm
Max. Wave Height: 7 m = 22 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
We do not publish these signals anymore.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 Link

 Current weather is here Link

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! 

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