Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit): December 6, 2014 Update

News updates on Super Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) and storm warning signals from state weather bureau PAGASA as of Saturday, December 6, 2014 can be viewed here.


Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit): December 6, 2014 Update

In its 11 a.m. bulletin, the weather agency said the typhoon has slightly weakened as it continues to threaten the Samar provinces while maintaining its course.
  • Expected landfall: Sunday early morning over the Eastern Samar – Northern Samar area and it will be associated with strong winds, storm surge (up to 4.5 meters) and heavy-intense rainfall.
  • Estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 to 20 millimeters per hour (heavy to intense) within the 600-km diameter of the typhoon.
  • Ruby and the Northeast Monsoon will bring rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern seaboard of Central and Southern Luzon, seaboards of Visayas and over northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao. Fisherfolks and those using small seacraft are advised not to venture out over the said seaboards.
  • Expected Exit PAR: Wednesday evening.
At 10 a.m. today, the eye of Typhoon Ruby was spotted 180 kilometers East Northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar or at 260 km East of Catarman, Northern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph. It is forecast to move West at 13 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 hour (tomorrow morning) 50 km West of Catarman, Northern Samar or at 60 km East of Masbate City, Masbate.
  • 48 hour (Monday morning) 40 km North of Romblon, Romblon or at 125 km Southeast of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.
  • 72 hour (Tuesday morning) 115 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.
Public Storm Warning Signal #3 (Winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)
  1. Catanduanes
  2. Albay
  3. Sorsogon
  4. Masbate
  5. Ticao Island
  6. Northern Samar
  7. Eastern Samar
  8. Samar
  9. Biliran
Impacts:
  • Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 4.5 meters.
  • Heavy damage to agricultural plantation, medium and large trees maybe uprooted
  • Considerable damage to structure of light to medium construction, while, majority of nipa and cogon houses unroofed or destroyed
  • Severe damage to Billboards & signages
  • Evacuation to a safer shelters is highly recommended
  • Electrical power distribution and communication services maybe severely disrupted
Signal #2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
  1. Camarines Sur
  2. Burias Island
  3. Romblon
  4. Capiz
  5. Northern Cebu
  6. Cebu City
  7. Bantayan Island
  8. Camotes Island
  9. Leyte
  10. Southern Leyte
  11. Dinagat Province
Impacts:
  • Travel by all types of sea vessels and aircrafts are risky
  • Residents in low lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.
  • Rice and corn maybe adversely affected
  • Few large trees uprooted
  • Large number of nipa and cogon houses partially or totally unroofed and old galvanized iron roofs may roll off.
  • Billboards/Signage may roll off
Signal #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs)
  1. Southern Quezon
  2. Camarines Norte
  3. Marinduque
  4. Batangas
  5. Occidental Mindoro
  6. Oriental Mindoro
  7. Antique
  8. Iloilo
  9. Guimaras
  10. Northern Negros
  11. Rest of Cebu and Bohol
  12. Surigao del Norte
  13. Siargao Island
Impacts:
  • These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.
  • Twigs and branches of trees maybe broken
  • Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
  • Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
  • Some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unroofed
  • Sea travel of small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky