Bagyong Yolanda update November 7 - Typhoon Yolanda 2013

Here are updates on Bagyong Yolanda (Super Typhoon Yolanda 2013) on Thursday, November 7, as provided by state weather bureau PAGASA.

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Super Typhoon Yolanda

In its latest weather bulletin, PAGASA said Yolanda has accelerated and intensified slightly as it continues to threaten Eastern Visayas.

As of 9pm today, the eye of Typhoon Yolanda was spotted at 338 kilometers Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 225 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 260 kph.

It is forecast to move West Northwest at 39 kph.

Areas having public storm warning signal

Yolanda, after hitting Guiuan or Abuyog, Leyte, is expected to traverse the provinces of Leyte, Biliran, Northern tip of Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Romblon, Semirara Island, Southern part of Mindoro then Busuanga and will exit the Philippine landmass (on Saturday early morning) towards the West Philippine Sea, state forecasters said.

The estimated rainfall amount is from 10 to 30 millimeters per hour (heavy to intense) within the 600-km diameter of Typhoon Yolanda.

The weather bureau noted that sea travel is risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon.

Residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal numbers 1-4 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those living in coastal areas under signals 2 to 4 are alerted against storm surges which may reach up to 7-meter wave height, PAGASA added.