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PAGASA Raises Signal Number 4 Over 5 Areas (Super Typhoon Yolanda Update)

PAGASA has hoisted the rare Public Storm Warning Signal (PSWS) Number 4 over five areas as Super Typhoon Yolanda nears Eastern Visayas.

Late Thursday afternoon, Eastern Samar, Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Biliran island were placed under PSWS Number 4, which means more than 185 kph winds may be expected in the areas over at least 12 hours.

The state weather bureau also raised PSWS Number 3 (winds of >100 to 185 kph may be expected in at least 18 hours) over Northern Samar, Masbate, Northern Cebu, Cebu City, Bantayan Island, Siargao Island, and Dinagat Province; PSWS Number 2 (winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours) over Romblon, Sorsogon, Albay, Ticao, Burias Island, Bohol, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Rest of Cebu, Iloilo, Guimaras, Camiguin, Surigao Del Norte, Surigao Del Sur, and Agusan Del Norte; and PSWS Number 1 (30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours) over Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, M…

Typhoon Yolanda PAGASA Update, November 6, 2013

Typhoon Yolanda is set to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) early Thursday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Wednesday.

According to the state weather bureau, the eye of Typhoon Yolanda was located based on all available data at 1,221 km east of Mindano (7.7ºN, 137.4ºE) at 4:00pm. Forecast to move west northwest at 30 kph, the tropical cyclone is packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kph and gustiness of up to 210 kph.

PAGASA added that Typhoon Yolanda is expected to make a landfall over Samar-Leyte provinces by Friday (between 11am-1pm) and will exit the PAR by Sunday early morning.

Yolanda has the potential to develop into a super typhoon, weather forecasters had said. Read more about Typhoon Yolanda here: http://noypistuff.blogspot.com/2013/11/bagyong-yolanda-may-develop-into-super.html

Bagyong Yolanda May Develop Into Super Typhoon - PAGASA

Bagyong Yolanda, internationally codenamed Haiyan, may become a super typhoon over the next few days, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tuesday.

PAGASA defines 'super typhoon' as a tropical cyclone that is packing maximum sustained winds of over 200kph.

The state weather bureau said Bagyong Yolanda was estimated at 2,026 km East of Mindanao at 2:00pm on Tuesday, November 5. The cyclone is forecast to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday morning, November 7. Once it penetrates PAR, Yolanda may then affect Samar provinces and possibly Bicol. More provinces are expected to be affected the following day and a Public Storm Warning Signal Number 4 may also be hoisted in some areas.

As of this posting, Bagyong Yolanda is still categorized as a tropical storm but due to favorable environmental conditions, it may rapidly intensify over the next 48 hours, according to weather forecasters.

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