Supertyphoon Yolanda Update 5AM 11/7/2013
Here’s Supertyphoon Yolanda update issued at 5AM on Thursday, Noveber 7, 2013 from the state weather bureau, PAGASA.
Typhoon “YOLANDA” has intensified further as it continues to move West Northwest towards Eastern Visayas.
According to the bureau, at 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “YOLANDA” was located based on all available data @ 822km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.4ºN, 133.8ºE) with maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center & gustiness of up to 250 kph.
PAGASA forecast Yolanda to move West Northwest at 30 kph.
State weather bureau further stated that Typhoon “YOLANDA” is expected to be at 240 km East Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar by tomorrow morning and in the vicinity of Romblon Island by Saturday morning. By Sunday morning, it is expected to be at 740 km West Northwest of Coron, Palawan.
Track of Supertyphoon Yolanda issued as of 5AM, November 7, 2013
Several areas in the Visayas and Mindanao areas are placed under PSWS #2 (Winds of 60-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hours): Eastern Samar, Samar, Southern Leyte, Surigao Del Norte including Siargao Island, Dinagat Island, northern part of Surigao Del Sur and northern part of Agusan Del Norte.
Areas under PSWS #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours) are the following: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Ticao Is., Burias Is., Masbate, Romblon, Marinduque, Southern Quezon, Aklan, Capiz, Iloilo, Antique, Guimaras, Negros Occidental and Orienrtal, Cebu, Camotes Is., Bohol, Siquijor, Leyte, Biliran Is., Northern Samar, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, rest of Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur and rest of Surigao del Sur.
State weather forecasters said the estimated rainfall amount is from 10 to 30 millimeters per hour (heavy to intense) within the 600-km diameter of the super typhoon. Sea travel is risky over the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas, PAGASA said. -