Ruby continues to weaken; all storm warning signals lifted
MANILA, Philippines—All public storm warning signals have been lifted as Tropical Depression “Ruby” (international name: Hagupit) headed toward the West Philippine Sea midday Tuesday.
However, Ruby will still bring moderate to heavy rains within its 200-kilometer diameter, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
Ruby packed maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour and it moved west at 13 kph. It was last observed 135 kilometers west northwest of Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro.
Ruby and the northeast monsoon will cause rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Luzon.
Those with small seacraft are advised not to venture over the said seaboards.
Improved weather is seen in Metro Manila and nearby provinces by Wednesday. Ruby is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Thursday morning.
Ruby weakened into a tropical depression early Tuesday due to the high pressure area at the northern hemisphere and to the northeasterly wind flow from Siberia, Panahon TV said.
Meanwhile, another weather system outside PAR is being monitored by the weather bureau. It may develop into a cyclone before the year ends, Panahon TV said.
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