PAG-ASA Public Weather Forecast - Typhoon YOLANDA Update (November 7, 2013)

Issued at 9:00 pm. today, November 7, 2013, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) forecasts that the eye of Typhoon "YOLANDA" was located based on all available data at 338 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.2°N, 128.7°E ).

Eastern Visayas, Masbate, Dinagat Province, Northern Cebu including Cebu City and the islands of Bantayan and Siargao will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. The rest of Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, the rest of Central Visayas, Western Visayas, Southern Quezon, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental and the rest of Caraga will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. The rest of country will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be moderate to strong coming from the northeast with moderate to rough seas.
Severe Weather Bulletin Number FIVE
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon "YOLANDA"(HAIYAN)
Issued at 11:00 p.m., Thursday, 07 November 2013
Typhoon "YOLANDA" has maintained its course and intensity and continues to threaten Eastern Visayas.
Location of Center:
(as of 10:00 p.m.)
290 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Coordinates: 10.3°N, 128.3°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 225 kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 260 kph
Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 39 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Friday morning (5:00 a.m.): expected to make landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Friday evening: in the vicinity of Coron, Palawan
Saturday evening: 934 km West Northwest of Coron, Palawan or
outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 4
( >185 kph winds may be expected in at least 12 hours)
Northern Samar
Eastern Samar
Southern Leyte
Biliran Province
extreme Northern Cebu
Bantayan Island
Northern Antique
Northern Iloilo
Signal No.3
(Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours)
Ticao Island
Calamian Group of Island
Rest of Antique
Rest of Iloilo
Northern Negros Occidental
Northern Negros Oriental
Northern Cebu
Cebu City
Camotes Island
Siargao Island
Dinagat Province
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
Mindoro Provinces
Extreme Northern Palawan
Burias islands
rest of Negros Occidental
rest of Negros Oriental
Rest of Cebu
Surigao Del Norte
Surigao Del Sur
Agusan Del Norte
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
Metro Manila
Camarines Norte
Camarines Sur
Southern Quezon
Lubang Island
Rest of Northern Palawan
Puerto Princesa
None Misamis Oriental
Agusan del Sur

"YOLANDA", after hitting Guiuan ( Eastern Samar), is expected to traverse the provinces of Biliran, the Northern tip of Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Romblon, Semirara Island, the Southern part of Mindoro then Busuanga and will exit the Philippine landmass (on Saturday early morning) towards the West Philippine Sea.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10.0 - 30.0 mm per hour (Heavy - Intense) within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal #4, #3,#2 & #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #4, #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges which may reach up to 7-meter wave height.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 AM tomorrow.

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Reference: DOST - PAG-ASA

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