Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo again got stronger – Category 2 now!
Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo again got stronger and is again a Typhoon Cat.2.It is hovering over the West Philippine Sea. It’s future direction depends on so many parameters that a serious long-term forecast is not possible at this moment.
Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo has again developed a clearly visible eye. During the next 2 days the typhoon will move only slowly. If it encounters sea surface temperatures below 27°C, it will vanish. If not, nearly any future track will be possible.
The multi-agency forecast has again narrowed.
JMA again had the most reliable forecast in the last 24 hours.
|Name (INTL. / local):||BOPHA/Pablo|
|Class:||Typhoon Category 2|
|Time/Date of observation:||06:00 PM on December 07, 2012|
|Location of Center:||15.3º North 116.0º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||NNE @ 15 km/h|
|Distance from the Philippines:||465 km (WNW) from Subic Bay|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||???|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||165 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||205 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||956 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||550 mm absolutely extreme!|
|Max. Wave Height:||7.2 m = 23 ft|
|Here you find how to read and understand this data|
We are working on 2 satellite movies about Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo. We’ll publish a first version tomorrow morning.