PAG-ASA Public Weather Forecast - Typhoon YOLANDA Update (November 8, 2013)

Issued at 5:00 pm. today, November 8, 2013, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) forecasts that at 4:00 pm today, the eye of Typhoon "YOLANDA" was located based on all available data including Mactan Doppler radar at 115 km west of Roxas City or over the water off the western coast of Antique (11.4°N, 121.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 40 kph.


Mindoro, Romblon, Palawan, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras will experience stormy weather with rough to phenomenal seas. Metro Manila, Bataan, CALABARZON, Marinduque, Bicol Region, Central Visayas, Negros Occidental, Samar and Leyte provinces, Camiguin, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat province will have rains and gusty wind with moderate to rough seas. The rest of the country will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. 

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to north will prevail over the rest of Luzon and coming from the southwest to south over the rest of Mindanao with moderate to rough seas.


Severe Weather Bulletin Number EIGHT
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon "YOLANDA"(HAIYAN)
Issued at 5:00 p.m., Friday, 08 November 2013


Typhoon "YOLANDA" has maintained its strength as it approach the Calamian group of islands. 
Location of Center:
(as of 4:00 p.m.)
at 115 km west of Roxas City 
or over the water off the western coast of Antique
Coordinates:11.4°N, 121.7°E
Strength:Maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 250 kph
Movement:Forecast to move West Northwest at 40 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook:Saturday morning:expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) 
Saturday afternoon:811 km West of Manila 



Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS #LuzonVisayasMindanao
Signal No. 4
( >185 kph winds may be expected in at least 12 hours)
extreme northern Palawan
Calamian Group of Island
southern Occidental Mindoro
southern Oriental Mindoro
Aklan
Capiz
Antique
Iloilo
Guimaras
None
Signal No.3
(Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours)
rest of Mindoro provinces
Romblon
rest of northern Palawan
including Puerto Princesa City
NoneNone
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
Lubang Island
Batangas
Marinduque
rest of Palawan
Burias Island
Masbate
Ticao Island
Negros provinces
Cebu
Biliran Island
None
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
Metro Manila
Bataan
Cavite
Rizal
Laguna
Quezon
Camarines provinces
Albay
Sorsogon
Samar provinces
Leyte provinces
Camotes Island
Bohol
Siquijor
Camiguin
Surigao del Norte
Dinagat Province


Public Warning Signal elsewhere are now lowered. 

"YOLANDA" is now traversing Sulu Sea and expected to cross Calamian Group of Island between 8:00 � 9:00 pm then will exit the Philippine landmass this evening towards the West Philippine Sea. 

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10.0 - 20.0 mm per hour (Heavy - Intense) within the 400 km diameter out of 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 and #2 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under the aforementioned 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 11 PM today. 


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Reference: DOST - PAG-ASA




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