Typhoon BOPHA will hit Surigao and the Visayas Tuesday
Super Typhoon BOPHA is heading directly towards the Philippines. GDACS has issued a red alert for Palau and the Philippines.
Our office in Camiguin will probably be hit directly. We are now preparing for the worst case. We try to report as long as we can and as long as the network keeps up.
Special warning for coastal regions: The expected Storm Surge Height of 13 – 18 ft (4 – 5.5 m) together with a max. Wave Height of 48 ft (14.6 m) may create great devastation on the shores.
The multi-agency forecast has narrowed again and points now to Surigao and then the central Visayas.
JMA now preview a track going from Surigao over the Bohol Sea hitting Butuan, Camiguin and Tagbilaran. Later crossing Cebu and Negros and moving towards Iloilo.
|Name (INTL. / local):||BOPHA|
|Class:||Typhoon Category 4|
|Time/Date of observation:||07:00 AM on December 02, 2012|
|Location of Center:||5.9º North 138.2º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||WNW @ 26 km/h = 16 mph|
|Distance from the Philippines:||1,330 km Mati City|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||~ 05:00 PM on December 4, 2012|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||240 km/h = 149 mph|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||295 km/h = 183 mph|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||926 hPa|
|Diameter:||720 km = 447 mi|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||310 mm = 12 in|
|Max. Wave Height:||14.6 m = 48 ft|
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PAGASA warnings and signals:
above 185 km/h
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