Typhoon ‘Pablo’ further weakens; Signal No. 3 still up in northern Palawan

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MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 6 a.m., 05 December 2012

MANILA, Philippines—Typhoon “Pablo” (international name Bopha) has further weakened as it continued to move towards northern Palawan, the weather bureau said early Wednesday.

As of 5 a.m. Wednesday, the eye of Typhoon Pablo was located based on radar, satellite and surface data at 180 kilometers east of Puerto Princesa City, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Pablo was packing maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph, Pagasa said.

It was forecast to move west northwest at 24 kph, Pagasa added.

Signal No. 3 remained in northern Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands, while the rest of Palawan, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, Bohol, Siquijor, Southern Cebu, Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental were under Signal No. 2, Pagasa said.

Meanwhile, Occidental Mindoro incl. Lubang Is., Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Aklan, Capiz, rest of Cebu, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte and Camiguin were placed under Signal No. 1.

Public storm warning signals elsewhere are now lowered, Pagasa said.

According to Pagasa, the sixteenth storm to enter the Philippine territory was expected to be at 440 km northwest of Puerto Princesa City by Thursday morning and by Friday morning, it will be at 780 km West of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro.

Due to the prevailing typhoon, Pagasa warned residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signals against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Likewise, those living in coastal areas under Signal No. 2 and Signal No. 3 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by the typhoon.

The weather bureau advised fishing boats and other sea vessels not to venture out into the seaboards of southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. With Frances Mangosing

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Kudos to Pagasa and LGUs for the timely preparations and putting in place mitigating responses to the typhoon! Kudos also to all volunteers! 

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Sabi ng pagasa sa interview ngayon ni ted failon ay hindi nagbago ang lakas ni pablo! anong weakens ang pinagsasabi mo inq.? binibigyan mo ng dahilan ang mga dadaanan ni pablo na maging kampante!

    • NinjaMan

       mukhang tama ang report ng inq. galit ka pa rin ba, mr. kalikasanipagtanggol?

  • delpillar

    at 8:30AM, Dec 5 Philippine time, the eye of the storm is at:
    Latitude  9 deg 50 min
    Longtitude 119 deg 50 min
    This is about 115km east of Puerto Princesa City and 65-km south of Dumaran Island Palawan (in the SULU SEA.
    Direction: moving West Northwest – at 20km/h
    Pressure: 975 Hecto-Pascal 
    Max Wind: 35 meters/sec
    Gust: 50 meters/sec

    =============================

    at 5AM, Dec 5 Philippine time, the eye of the storm is at:
    Latitude  9 deg 50 minLongtitude 120 deg 50 min
    This is about 155km east of Puerto Princesa City
    Direction: moving West Northwest – at 20km/h
    Pressure: 975 Hecto-Pascal 
    Max Wind: 35 meters/sec
    Gust: 50 meters/sec

    =========================

    Typhoon Pablo’ info as of 8:00PM Phil Time

    Location at: Somewhere along the National Road in between the town of Zamboanguita and of Siaton, NEGROS Oriental
    Latitude: 9 deg 10 min
    Longtitude: 122 deg 55 min
    Barometric Pressure: 975 Hecto-Pascal
    Direction and Speed: West-NorthWest at 30 km/h
    Max Wind: 35 meters/sec

    Gust: 50 meters/sec

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/E422KEFIWEQBOVJ54ALRSBJB24 JACK

    salamat naman sa Poong Maykapal at hindi masyado apektado ang buong isla ng Panay…

  • zdrx

      i’m
    quite disappointed. i’m on vacation here in northern antique…just
    across typhoon path of northern palawan. we were terrified of news
    reports that a giant storm is coming our way. what we saw in our mind
    was a cataclysmic destruction (giant waves, debris uprooted trees
    flying, houses torn apart, mind blowing wind, floods, landslide and
    death.) so we prepared for it. instead of a giant…what came was a
    mouse!!! we didn’t even notice it!

    the storm is just across the sea nearby…and here i am sunbathing at
    the shore. please don’t report super typhoons…if all you can show is a
    frat. the people should be spared unnecessary stress.

    • NinjaMan

       morons like you should be taken out and shot. i am very sorry that your vacation was ruined because responsible people decided to err on the side of caution with the intent of saving lives.

      • zdrx

        you’re the moron here that need some shots…for taking seriously my light comments. LOL

      • NinjaMan

         after realizing your humiliation, it suddenly becomes a light comment. LOL

  • zdrx

    see my posts below…does it need review by a mod? i wonder how he got hired as mod.

    • NinjaMan

       what a crybaby moron. there should be a law preventing people like you from using the internet.

      • zdrx

         HA HA HA. what a joke…corny mo mr. epal

  • delpillar

    at 11:30AM, Dec 5 Philippine time, the eye of the storm is at:
    Latitude  10 deg 10 min
    Longtitude 119 deg 25 min
    This is about 20km east of Caramay, Palawan (120km north-east of Puerto Princesa, still at Sulu Sea)

    Direction: moving West Northwest – at 15km/h
    Pressure: 975 Hecto-Pascal 
    Max Wind: 35 meters/sec
    Gust: 50 meters/sec

    ====================================
    at 8:30AM, Dec 5 Philippine time, the eye of the storm is at:Latitude  9 deg 50 minLongtitude 119 deg 50 minThis is about 115km east of Puerto Princesa City and 65-km south of Dumaran Island Palawan (in the SULU SEA.Direction: moving West Northwest – at 20km/hPressure: 975 Hecto-Pascal Max Wind: 35 meters/secGust: 50 meters/sec

    =============================
    at 5AM, Dec 5 Philippine time, the eye of the storm is at:Latitude  9 deg 50 minLongtitude 120 deg 50 minThis is about 155km east of Puerto Princesa CityDirection: moving West Northwest – at 20km/hPressure: 975 Hecto-Pascal Max Wind: 35 meters/secGust: 50 meters/sec

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