Typhoon MELOR/Nona moving towards Samar-Sorsogon

Typhoon MELOR/Nona has been upgraded to Category 4 and is moving towards Samar-Sorsogon. The cyclone is now getting a bit weaker. The central pressure has slightly increased in the last 6 hours from 940 to 945 hPa.

CAUTION: Strong winds (up to 140 km/h), heavy rainfall (up to 500 mm) and a storm surge on the east coast of 1 to 6 meters are expected.

Typhoon MELOR/Nona 2015-12-14

The region of landfall is still difficult to determine. Hongkong and Beijing agencies expect the northern tip of Samar. USA and Japan forecast a landfall in Sorsogon around Gubat. The time of landfall is expected between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. today.

PAGASA Storm Signals:

Signal #3:

Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Albay and Ticao Island
Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Samar

Signal #2:

Masbate including Burias Island, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Marinduque, Romblon, Southern Quezon
Leyte and Biliran

Signal #1:

Oriental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna, Rest of Quezon
Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Bantayan and Camotes Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Northern Negros Occidental
Dinagat province and Siargao Island

MELOR/Nona Storm data:

Name (INTL. / local): MELOR/Nona
Class: Typhoon Cat. 4
Time/Date of observation: 11:40 PM on December 13, 2015
Location of Center: 13.0º North 123.4º East
Moving Direction and Speed: West @ 20 km/h
Moving towards: Samar – Sorsogon
Distance from the Philippines: 1018 km ESE of Guiuan, Samar
Estimated Date / Time of Landfall: 2015-12-14 around noon
Max. Wind Speed near Center: 157 km/h
Peak Wind Gusts: 220 km/h
Minimum Central Pressure: 945 hPa
Diameter: 550 km
24h Rainfall near Center: 50- 500 mm
Max. Wave Height: 1 – 6 m (storm surge)
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Nearly real-time storm information

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