Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo – Update 08:30 PM on December 03, 2012 – The monster is closing in …

Bopha/Pablo 03-12-2012

Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo regained strength as it moves closer to Davao Oriental and Surigao Del Sur. The storm continues to endanger Caraga Region. The possible landfall area is between Bislig and Hinatuan Area by tomorrow morning. PAGASA has updated their storm warnings. 

What you can do now:
It is too late and too dark to do any preparation work. Try to sleep. The storm will wake you up  early enough. 


The multi-agency forecast says: Bislig, Camiguin, Dumaguete. Be prepared!

Bopha/Pablo 03-12-2012

JMA moved the track slightly southwards.

Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): BOPHA / Pablo
Class: Typhoon Category 4
Time/Date of observation: 06:00 PM on December 03, 2012
Location of Center: 7.3º North 129.4º East
Moving Direction and Speed: WNW @ 28 km/h = 17 mph
Moving towards: Bislig (Mindanao)
Distance from the Philippines: 356 km from Bislig (Eastern Mindanao)
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: ~ 06:00 AM on December 4, 2012
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 220 km/h = 136 mph
Peak Wind Gusts: 270km/h = 168 mph
Minimum Central Pressure: 933 hPa
Diameter: 775 km = 481 mi
24h Rainfall near Center: 400 mm = 16 in
Max. Wave Height: 14.5 m = 48 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
Zamboanga del Sur


South Cotabato
Zamboanga del Sur
South Cotabato
Northern P
alawan Calamian Islands  
Misamis Occidental
Lanao del Norte
Lanao del Sur
North Cotabato
Zamboanga del Norte
Southern Leyte

Southern Cebu
Negros Oriental Siquijor 
Surigao del Norte  
Surigao del
Dinagat Province 

Agusan del Norte 
Agusan del Sur 
Misamis Oriental
Davao del
Samal Island
Here you find you find more information about the storm warning signals Link

 Current weather is here Link

This might be our last broadcast. If we still have electricity and Internet access tomorrow morning, we’ll try to update between 07:00 and 08:00 AM. If you do not see any update, blame the typhoon. Cry

The Silent-Gardens Team wishes you a good night
Ierene & Rene 

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1 Response

  1. pebles says:

    tcWavajmia7Q..Any news update in Bislig I cannot contact my parents…

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