Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Update

Typhoon Yolanda with international name "Haiyan" continues to intensify as it traverses the west Pacific Ocean towards the Philippines Wednesday, November 6, and could be a very destructive super typhoon by the time it reaches land.

Issued at: 5:00 p.m., 06 November 2013

Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern and Central Luzon. Meanwhile, at 4:00 pm today, the eye of Typhoon with International Name "HAIYAN"was located based on all available data at 1,221 km East of Mindano (07.7°N, 137.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 30 kph.

The whole country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains over the regions of Cagayan Valley, Cordillera, Ilocos and Central Luzon while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly over the eastern section.

Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Western Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to north with slight to moderate seas.

Weather Advisory

Weather Advisory No. 2
For: Typhoon ("HAIYAN")
Issued at: 10:30 AM, 06 November 2013

The eye of the Typhoon ("HAIYAN") over the Pacific Ocean was located at 1,411 km East of Mindanao (7.4°N 139.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 kph and gustiness of up to 185 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 30 kph. This weather disturbance is expected to enter The Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow early morning (November 7). It is expected to make landfall over Samar-Leyte Provinces by Friday (Between 11am-1pm, November 8) and to exit The Philippine Area of Responsibility by Sunday Early Morning (November 10).

The next update on this weather disturbance will be incorporated on the regular issuance of public weather forecast at 5:00 pm today.

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Reference: DOST - PAG-ASA

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