Typhoon Pablo or Bagyo Pablo News Updates : PAGASA
At 4:00 a.m. today, the eye of Typhoon “PABLO” was located based on satellite and surface data at 700 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur (06.6 °N, 132.9 °E) with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 24 kph.
Surigao Del Sur and the Northern part of Davao Oriental will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. Northern Mindanao, the rest of Caraga Region, Davao Del Norte, the rest of Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Eastern Visayas, Bohol, Camotes Island and Siquijor will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. The regions of Cagayan Valley, Ilocos and CAR will have cloudy skies with light rains while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with brief rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast to north will prevail over the rest of the country with moderate to rough seas. Estimated rainfall amount is from 20 – 30 mm per hour (heavy – intense) within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.
Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.
Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the Eastern Seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.
“Typhoon ‘Pablo’ has slightly weakened as it moves west northwestward,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomic Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its 5 a.m. update.
Pablo was spotted 700 kilometers southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur 4 a.m. Monday, with maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 210 kph, Pagasa added.
The typhoon is expected to make landfall Tuesday.
Public storm warning signal #2 has been raised over the province of Surigao del Sur and the northern part of Davao Oriental.
Under signal #1, meanwhile are the following areas in Mindanao:
-Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island
-Agusan del Norte
-Agusan del Sur
-the rest of Davao Oriental
-Davao del Norte including Samal Island
-Lanao del Norte
-Lanao del Sur
Also under signal #1 are the Visayas areas of:
“Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides,” Pagasa said.
Those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #2 have also been alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by Pablo.