Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby – slow – slow – slow
Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby is moving very slowly over the Visayas. With an average forward speed of 10 km/h the typhoon will need about 56 hours to cross the Philippines.
After having made landfall at 9:15 p.m. yesterday evening over Dolores in Eastern Samar. The storm is now moving towards the island of Masbate. The radius of damaging winds with 95 km/h and more is now 120 km. This means that strong storm winds last for up to 24 hours in the touched regions. Usual ar 4 to 8 hours.
Fortunately Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby got a bit weaker. Central pressure is now 945 hPa. Winds blow with 185 km/h near he center and gusts go up to 220 km/h.
The government said more than 600,000 people in coastal areas were in evacuation centers, and many others were expected to pour in as the slow-moving “Ruby” was expected to make four more landfalls today – between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. in Masbate; between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sibuyan Island; between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Romblon; and between 8 p.m. on Tablas Island.
Multi-Agency track forecast
The JMA track forecast
The red circle indicates the zone of strong storm winds of over 90 km/h. This wind speed is damaging. Inside the yellow circle wind speed is more than 50 km/h.
Camiguin Weather (Agoho Beach)
Our weather station is optimistic 😉
During last night the wind got stronger and blows in gusts. The waves are now more than 2 meters high. Still no rain.
Typhoon HAGUPIT/Ruby Storm data
|Name (INTL. / local):||HAGUPIT/Ruby|
|Time/Date of observation:||09:00 AM on December 7, 2014|
|Location of Center:||11.9º North 124.6º East|
|Moving Direction and Speed:||West @ 10 km/h|
|Distance from the Philippines:||inside|
|Estimated Date / Time of Landfall:||multiple islands|
|Max. Wind Speed near Center:||175 km/h|
|Peak Wind Gusts:||250 km/h|
|Minimum Central Pressure:||945 hPa|
|24h Rainfall near Center:||100 – 400 mm|
|Max. Wave Height:||8 – 12 m|
|Here you find how to read and understand this data|
Next update this afternoon / evening.