Typhoon ‘Pablo’ slightly weakens



Source: Project Noah | 5:30 am, Dec. 3, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—Typhoon “Pablo” (international codename: Bopha) has slightly weakened as it moved west northwestward at 24 kilometers per hour, the weather bureau said early Monday.

As of 4 a.m., Pablo was located 700 kilometers southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

It was packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph, Pagasa said.

Public storm Signal No. 2 was hoisted over Surigao del Sur and northern part of Davao Oriental.

Public storm Signal No. 1, meanwhile, was raised over Siquijor, Bohol, Biliran, Camotes

Island, Southern Leyte, Leyte, Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Surigao del Norte including Siargao Island, Dinagat Is., Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, rest of Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte including Samal Is., Compostela Valley, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.

Pablo was expected to be at 175 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur by Tuesday morning and at 80 km south of Iloilo City by Wednesday morning.

Pagasa alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal No. 2 and No. 1 against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal No. 2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

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  • gregory robinson

    Is it true that there has NEVER been a typhoon to hit the Mindanao island?

    • ylem


    • wawa2172

       Sendong was first in Iligan City in million of years. The climate change may have affected the usual path of typhoon now Pablo is threatening the city after Sendong devastated the city December 17 last year. 

      • gregory robinson

        Thanks, i heard about the flooding in iligan city…but i thought that typhoon was downgraded to low pressure system or tropical storm before it hit the area.

  • Cyrus Vincent Lopez Tronco

    Wow, been a while since a Storm hit Dumaguete…

  • WeAry_Bat

    Good work of Pagasa tracking the storm.  Just hope the coriolis doesn’t kick it up any higher.

  • blainz

    Good. I hope it weakens further and claims only crabs as its victims.

  • TheGUM

    Let’s hope the weakening trend  continues and that the amount of rain goes down before the typhoon makes landfall in the Philippines. Needless to say, let’s not get our guard down.  Keep preparing for the worst, which we hope won’t happen. 

    Time to work together, in the spirit of bayanihan.  ZERO casualties sana!

  • marionics

    humina ang bagyo kasi boboto na ang congress sa rh he he he

  • fiveoclock

    lets pray for the weakening of this coming typhoon…..
    mag papasko pa naman…

    .”Diyos na makapang-yarihan hwag niyo pong ipahintulot na sirain ng bagyo ang aming mahal na Pilipinas…Amen”….. 

  • disqusted0fu

    thank God. hopefully it just disintegrates. im sure the country and the government are not ready for a typhoon this strong. and its after effects could be used again as a platform for campaigning and image building.

  • bugoybanggers

    Aba mukhang napaki-usapan na ni PERDO si PABLO na mag hinay hinay muna. Alam naman ni PEDRO na bago palang siyang naitalaga bilang SANTO kaya sana tuluyan ng mailihis ni PEDRO ang tatahakin ni PABLO at palalakasin pa nya ito pag dating sa CHINA.

  • shiela Ü santiago

    does it will come tonight????????

  • avpura

    recently Philippines news says typhoon its weaken but its not, it more stronger than what we expected. source from japan meteorogical agency……..

  • bugoybanggers

    Wala bang nagbabalita tungkol sa mga HARCORE SURFERS sa SIARGAO? Balita ko kasi Fiesta doon, ang dami daw mga surfers ang tuwang tuwa dahil matataas ang alon doon ngayon. Sana makunan ng video at maipost ninyo sa youtube. Hindi naman kasi kapag bagyo magtago na, marami din ang nakikinabang dito lalo na ang mga SURFERS, okay? Surfers, may the best wave to come. Hurahhhhh

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JXHYPCRYQSN7I6MIN3ZZ2737QM Pierre

    Bakit sasabihin pa na 80 km south of iloilo? To be clear thats Southern Negros! Please be specific sa mga sinasabi para makaprepare ang mga lugar na dadaanan! 

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