Typhoon BOPHA / Pablo – Update 13:30 PM on December 03, 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)
The multi-agency forecast has narrowed and points now to northern Mindanao and Samar.
JMA has applied only very small adjustments.
|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|
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PAGASA warnings and signals:
above 185 km/h
Davao del Sur
Davao del Norte
|Surigao del Sur
Surigao del Norte
Agusan del Norte
Agusan del Sur
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