Typhoon Pablo Weakens - PAGASA Weather Update (December 5, 2012)

Typhoon Pablo has maintained its strength as it moves in a west northwest direction, state weather bureau PAGASA reported on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.

At 5:00 pm today, the center of Bagyong Pablo was spotted 110 kilometers Northwest of Roxas, Northern Palawan with maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to of 150 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 15 kph.

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Public storm warning Signal No. 3 (101-185 kph winds) is up in Northern Palawan and Calamian Group of Islands; Signal No. 2 (61-100 kph winds) for the rest of Palawan; while Occidental Mindoro is under Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds).

According to PAGASA, the estimated rainfall amount is from 10 to 18 mm per hour (heavy to intense) within the 400-km diameter of Typhoon Pablo.

The weather bureau has advised residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signals to be alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #3 and signal #2 are also alerted against big waves or storm surges.

PAGASA said fishing boats and other sea vessels are advised not to venture out into the Seaboards of Luzon and Western Visayas.