Here is the latest weather bulletin as released by PAGASA earlier today at 5:00 in the morning:
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) with maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kilometers per hour. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 35 kilometers per hour.
|Location of Center (4AM):||405 km west of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro|
|Strength:||Maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and
gustiness of up to 210 kilometers per hour
|Movement:||Forecast to move West Northwest at 35 kilometers per hour|
760 km West Northwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Super Typhoon Yolanda, Bagyong Yolanda enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Wednesday night made landfall on Friday morning, a report said by the local weather station PAGASA.
Bagyong Yolanda was recognized as the strongest typhoon that appeared for this year and one of the strongest in the record. International weather stations labeled Super Typhoon Haiyan, international name of Bagyong Yolanda, as a Category 5 typhoon.
Signal No. 2 (winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
Extreme northern Palawan
Calamian Group of Islands
Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
including Puerto Princesa City
4:45 P.M. UPDATE:
Bagyong Yolanda has finally exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at around 1:30 in the afternoon PAGASA weather forecaster Jori Loiz said.
The typhoon is now heading Vietnam while carrying a maximum sustained winds of 175 kph and gusts of up to 210 kph. It is however expected to get stronger before hitting Vietnam lands because it would traverse into a body of water which favors its momentum.
I hope that I won’t this blog will not be updating any tropical cyclone within PAR tomorrow.