TROPICAL DEPRESSION (ZORAIDA) UPDATE NUMBER 006
Issued at: 12:00 PM PhT (04:00 GMT) Tuesday 12 November 2013
Next Update: 6:00 PM PhT (10:00 GMT) Tuesday 12 November 2013
Tropical Depression (TD) [ZORAIDA] has slowed down as it made landfall over Surigao del Sur very close to Bislig City this morning and is now traversing Agusan Del Sur. Its rainbands will continue to bring wet weather across most of Mindanao and Visayas.
Residents and visitors along Mindanao and Visayas should closely monitor the development of Zoraida.
Do not use this for life or death decisions. This update is intended for additional information purposes only. Kindly refer to your national weather agency for official warnings, advisories or bulletins.
CURRENT STORM ANALYSIS
As of 11:00 am today, the center of TD Zoraida was located over Surigao Del Sur…about 10 km west of Bislig City or 110 km southeast of Butuan City…currently moving west-northwest with a forward speed of 19 km/hr towards Agusan and Misamis Provinces.
Maximum Sustained Winds (1-min. avg) remain at 45 km/hr near the center with higher gusts.
TD Zoraida is expected to move northwest during the next 12 hours then turns west-northwest throughout the rest of the forecast period. On the forecast track, the core of TD Zoraida will be traversing Agusan Provinces…and will be over Gingoog Bay, very near Camiguin Island around early this evening. Zoraida will then move across Bohol Sea…passing over Siquijor and Southern Negros very near Dumaguete City between 11 PM to 12 AM…and will emerge over Sulu Sea by early Wednesday morning. By Wednesday afternoon, it will cross Palawan…passing just south of San Vicente…and will be over the West Philippine Sea in the evening.
TD Zoraida will likely maintain its strength within the next 12 hours…and will intensify once the system reaches the Sulu and West Philippine Seas. Advance Intensity Forecast (AIF) shows its 1-minute maximum sustained winds increasing to 65 km/hr by Thursday morning.
Weather Bulletin Number FOUR
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Depression “ZORAIDA”
Issued at 11:00 p.m., Monday 11 November 2013
Location of Center: 470 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur
(as of 10:00 p.m.)
Coordinates: 5.9°N, 129.8°E
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center
Movement: Forecast to move Northwest at 30 kph
Forecast Positions/Outlook: Tuesday evening:
62 km Southeast of Tagbilaran City
274 km West Southwest of Coron, Palawan
it is expected to be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility
1,039 km West Northwest of Coron, Palawan
Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
Sea travel is risky over the Northern seaboard of Northern Luzon and the Eastern seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon.
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 AM tomorrow.
ISSUED AT 5:00 AM, 09 NOVEMBER 2013
TYPHOON “YOLANDA” HAS WEAKENED WHILE TRAVERSING THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA.
At 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon “YOLANDA” was located
based on all available data at 405 km West of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. (12.4°N, 117.3°E).
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 210 kph.
Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 35 kph.
PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL
# 2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)
Extreme Northern Palawan
including Calamian group
# 1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours)
Including Lubang Island
Batangas and Northern
Palawan including Puerto
pricesa City and Cuyo
Island and Northern
Standby medical, search and rescue & communication team ready for deployment incase of emergency.. CDRRMC in partnership with CHARL, DWOC, Bohol Paddlers, HNU Medical Ambulance and other volunteers…
- CHARL (Chocolate Hills Amateur Radio League, Inc)
- DWOC (Divine Word Outdoor Club)
- Bohol Paddlers
- HNU Medical Ambulance
- and other voluteers…
24 HOURS CDRRMC monitoring and command center…
A close-up satellite loop of super typhoon Yolanda. Courtesy of the Space Science & Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PAGASA, which uses 10-minute average readings, measured Yolanda’s maximum sustained winds at 225 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 260 kph.
The typhoon is expected to make landfall 5 a.m. Friday over Guiuan, Eastern Samar, the state weather bureau said.
Yolanda, which is moving west-northwest at 39 kph, was spotted 170 km east southeast of Guiuan at 1 a.m. Friday.
20 areas under storm signal no. 4
MANILA (3rd UPDATE) – Super typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan), the world’s strongest tropical cyclone of 2013, is packing winds in excess of 300 kilometers per hour, the US military said early Friday morning, just before the cyclone made landfall in the Visayas.
The US Navy and Air Force’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center, in its Super Typhoon 31W Warning No. 19, said Yolanda has maximum sustained winds of 315 kph (170 knots) and gusts reaching 380 kph (205 knots).
This, as state weather bureau PAGASA placed 20 areas on Yolanda’s path under public storm warning signal number 4.
The areas are:
Bantayan and Camotes Islands,
Northern Negros Occidental,
Communities in the said locations will experience winds of more than 185 kph is expected in at least 12 hours, PAGASA said.
Public storm warning signal number 3 has been hoisted over the following areas:
Rest of Sorsogon,
Calamian Group of Islands,
rest of Negros Occidental,
rest of Cebu,
Surigao del Norte,
and Dinagat province.
Storm signal number 2 has been raised over
Surigao Del Sur,
and Agusan del Norte.
Storm signal number 1, meanwhile, has been declared in
rest of Quezon,
rest of Northern Palawan,
and Agusan del Sur.
Severe Weather Bulletin Number FOUR-A (INTERMEDIATE)
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Typhoon “YOLANDA”(HAIYAN)
Issued at 8:00 p.m., Thursday, 07 November 2013
Typhoon “YOLANDA” has accelerated and intensified slightly as it continues to threaten Eastern Visayas.
Location as Center: (as of 6:00pm)
453 km Southeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Maximum sustained winds of 225 kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 260 kph
Forecast to move West Northwest at 39 kph
55 km East of Coron, Palawan
1,032 km West of Manila
or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
Signal No. 4 (>185 kph winds maybe expected in at least 12 hours)
extreme northern Cebu
Signal No.3 (Winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours)
Calamian Group of Island
rest of Antique
northern Negros Occidental
northern Negros Oriental
northern Cebu including Cebu City
Bohol Northern Samar
Signal No. 2 (winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
extreme northern Palawan
rest of Negros Occidental
rest of Negros Oriental
Rest of Cebu
Surigao Del Norte
Surigao Del Sur
Agusan Del Norte
Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
Rest of Northern Palawan including Puerto Princesa
Agusan del Sur
Yolanda, after hitting Guiuan or Abuyog, Leyte, 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 600 km diameter of the Typhoon.