Super Typhoon Ruby Update (December 5, 2014)

News updates on Super Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) and storm signals from state weather bureau PAGASA as of Friday, December 5 are posted on this page.

Super Typhoon Ruby

Government forecasters said Bagyong Ruby has slightly weakened as it continues to move West Northwest towards the Eastern Samar and Northern Samar area.
  • Expected landfall: Saturday evening over the Eastern Samar-Northern Samar area and it will be associated with strong winds, 3 to 4 meters storm surge 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 morning (December 9).
At 6 p.m., its eye was spotted 340 kilometers East of Borongan, Eastern Samar, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 230 kph.

Ruby is forecast to move West Northwest at 13 kph. On Saturday afternoon it will be 80 km North Northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar or at 130 km East Southeast of Catarman, Northern Samar, and on Sunday afternoon, its location will be 40 km North of Masbate City, Masbate or in the vicinity of Ticao Island.

Typhoon Ruby Track

Public Storm Warning Signals

Signal No. 2 (winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs):
  1. Albay
  2. Sorsogon
  3. Ticao Island
  4. Masbate
  5. Northern Samar
  6. Eastern Samar
  7. Samar
  8. Biliran
  9. Leyte
  10. Southern Leyte
  11. Northern Cebu
  12. Cebu City
  13. Bantayan Island
  14. Camotes Island
  • 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
  • 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
Signal No. 1 (winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours):
  1. Catanduanes
  2. Camarines Norte
  3. Camarines Sur
  4. Burias Island
  5. Romblon
  6. Capiz
  7. Iloilo
  8. Antique
  9. Guimaras
  10. Aklan
  11. Negros Oriental
  12. Negros Occidental
  13. Rest of Cebu
  14. Siquijor
  15. Bohol
  16. Surigao del Sur
  17. Agusan del Norte
  18. Surigao del Norte
  19. Dinagat Island
  20. Siargao Island
  21. Agusan del Sur
  22. Camiguin Island
  • 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
  • These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds