Bagyong Pablo December 3, 2012 Update on Typhoon Pablo

Typhoon Pablo has maintained its strength as it continues to threaten Davao Oriental - Surigao Del Sur Area, state weather bureau PAGASA said on Monday, December 3, 2012.

At 11:00 p.m. today, Bagyong Pablo was spotted at 230 kilometers Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur with maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is moving West at 26 kph.

bagyong pablo

Public storm warning signals:

Signal No. 3 (101-185 kph winds)
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Siargao
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Dinagat Province
  • Agusan del Norte
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Camiguin
  • Bukidnon
  • Davao Oriental
  • Compostela Valley
  • North Cotabato
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Davao del Norte
  • Samal Island
Signal No. 2 (61-100 kph winds)
  • Southern Leyte
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Camotes Island
  • Negros Oriental
  • Negros Occidental
  • Siquijor
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Davao del Sur
  • Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga del Sur
  • Sultan Kudarat
  • Maguindanao
Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds)
  • Palawan
  • Calamian Grp. Of Islands
  • Eastern Samar
  • Western Samar
  • Leyte
  • Biliran
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Basilan
  • Sarangani
  • South Cotabato
Weather experts said the estimated rainfall amount is from 15 to 30 millimeters per hour (heavy to intense) within the 600-km diameter of Pablo.

Pablo is expected to make landfall Tuesday morning, according to the National Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under the public storm warning signals are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signals #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges particulary those living in the coastal areas of Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat, Bohol and Leyte provinces where 3 to 6 meters wave height is expected, the weather agency stated.

PAGASA has advised fishing boats and other small seacrafts not to venture out into the Eastern Seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.