Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo – Update 13:30 PM on December 03, 2012

Bopha / Pablo 03-12-2012

Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo got a little weaker as it gained more speed westward closer to Eastern Mindanao. The central pressure slightly went up and the expected storm surge lowered. The typhoon endangers Caraga Region. The possible landfall area is just to the south of Bislig City on Tuesday morning. . PAGASA has updated their storm warnings. Some provinces are now under signal 3.

Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo is almost three times stronger than Tropical Storm WASHI / Sendong which crossed North-Central Mindanao on December 16, 2011. Please take all precautionary measures on this dangerous cyclone.

Last 24 hours TO DO list:
– Buy bottled drinking-water. Public water supply may be disturbed during days
– Buy fuel for your generator and your car. Fuel pumps will not work during a brown-out
– Buy batteries for your flashlights.
– Fix or bring in all lose items around your house. Loose items will fly around.
– Charge all rechargeable devices (flashlights, cell-phones and more)

Bopha / Pablo 03-12-2012

The multi-agency forecast has narrowed and points now to northern Mindanao and Samar.

Bopha / Pablo 03-12-2012

JMA has applied only very small adjustments. 

Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): BOPHA / Pablo
Class: Typhoon Category 4
Time/Date of observation: 12:00 NN on December 03, 2012
Location of Center: 6.9º North 130.7º East
Moving Direction and Speed: West @ 30 km/h = 18.6 mph
Moving towards: Bislig (Mindanao)
Distance from the Philippines: 506 km from Bislig City
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: ~ 05:00 AM on December 4, 2012
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 205 km/h = 127 mph
Peak Wind Gusts: 250km/h = 155 mph
Minimum Central Pressure: 941 hPa
Diameter: 775 km = 481 mi
24h Rainfall near Center: 400 mm = 15.7 in
Max. Wave Height: 15 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 Provinces
Lanao Provinces
Davao del Sur
North Cotabato
Eastern Samar
Western Samar
Negros Occidental
Negros Oriental
Cuyo Island
Misamis Oriental
Davao del Norte
Compostela Valley
Southern Leyte
Surigao del Sur
Surigao del Norte
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
Davao Oriental
Here you find you find more information about the storm warning signals Link

 Current weather is here Link

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