outbrain
Close  

‘Yolanda’ weakens, on way out of PH

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 12:11 AM November 09, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (International name Haiyan) has weakened and slowed Friday night after barrelling across several provinces in Visayas, the state weather bureau said.

ADVERTISEMENT

“At 10 pm today (Friday), the eye of Typhoon “Yolanda” was located based on all available data including Tagaytay Doppler Radar at 30 km West of Coron, Palawan,” the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its weather bulletin 11 pm Friday.

Its maximum sustained winds weakened to 195 kph near the center with gustiness of up to 230 kph, it said.

FEATURED STORIES

Yolanda was moving slower at 35 kph continuing in a west northwest direction towards the open waters of the West Philippine Sea and eventually towards Vietnam.

Because of its slower speed, Yolanda is estimated to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Saturday 2 pm instead of the earlier estimate of 10 am.

Signal number 4 remains over Extreme Northern Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands while signal number 3 is still up over the rest of Northern Palawan including Puerto Princesa City and Occidental Mindoro.

Signal number 2 is still raised in Oriental Mindoro, Lubang Island, Romblon, Cuyo Island, Aklan, Antique, Iloilo, and Capiz, Pagasa said.

The areas of Masbate, Marinduque, Batangas, Burias Island, Negros Provinces, Guimaras, and Cebu remain under signal number 1.

Earlier in the day, the 600 km wide Yolanda claimed three lives and injured seven others. Power lines and cell sites were toppled causing black outs and loss of communications.

Relief operations have been launched in the areas that were directly hit by Yolanda including Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo, among others.

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED STORIES:

3 dead as supertyphoon lashes Philippines

‘Yolanda’ passes Palawan, goes to West PH Sea

Typhoon cancels over 450 flights

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Pagasa, Palawan, super typhoon, Weather, West Philippine Sea, Yolanda
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.