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Typhoon Yolanda Update 5AM November 8, 2013

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PAGASA has issued Tropical Cyclone Warning on Typhoon Yolanda (HAIYAN) at 5:00 AM, 08 November 2013. State weather bureau said Typhoon Yolanda has made landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar.

At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon Yolanda was located based on all available data including Guiuan and Mactan Doppler Radar at 62 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.8°N, 126.2°E).

Packing with a maximum sustained winds of 235 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 275 kph, Bagyong Yolanda is forecast to move West Northwest at 39 kph.

Forecasters noted that Typhoon Yolanda is expected to be at 240 km Northwest of Coron, Palawan by tomorrow evening. By Saturday afternoon, it will be at 720 km Northwest of Coron, Palawan or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

Typhoon Yolanda Track 5AM November 8, 2013

Track of Typhoon Yolanda Track as of 5AM November 8, 2013

Several areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao are placed under Public Storm Warning Signal Number 4 (Winds of more than 185 kph is expected in at least 12 hrs). These are

  • Masbate including Ticao Island
  • Southern Sorsogon
  • Romblon
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Biliran Province
  • Northern Cebu including Cebu City
  • Bantayan Island
  • Camotes Island
  • Northern Negros
  • Occidental
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Dinagat Province.

Public Storm Warning Signal #3
(Winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hours):

  • Rest of Sorsogon
  • Burias Island
  • Albay
  • Marinduque
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Calamian Group of Islands
  • Rest of Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental
  • Rest of Cebu
  • Bohol
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Siargao Island

Public Storm Warning Signal #2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hours):

  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Sur
  • Southern Quezon
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Rizal
  • Metro Manila
  • Cavite
  • Bataan
  • Lubang Islands
  • Northern Palawan including Puerto Princesa
  • Siquijor
  • Camiguin
  • Surigao Del Sur
  • Agusan del Norte)

Public Storm Warning Signal #1
(Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours):

  • Camarines Norte
  • Rest of Quezon including Polilio Island
  • Bulacan
  • Pampanga
  • Zambales
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Agusan del Sur

PAGASA said Typhoon Yolanda, after hitting Guiuan (Eastern Samar), is expected to traverse the provinces of Biliran, the Northern tip of Cebu, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Romblon, Semirara Island, the Southern part of Mindoro then Busuanga and will exit the Philippine landmass (on Saturday early morning) towards the West Philippine Sea.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 10.0 – 30.0 mm per hour (Heavy – Intense) within the 400 km diameter of the Typhoon.

Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon.

Weathermen noted that residents in low lying and mountainous areas under signal #4, #3 and #2 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under the aforementioned signal #4, #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges which may reach up to 7-meter wave height.

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