Sunday, December 07, 2014

Typhoon HAGUPIT (RUBY) Update #016


for Sunday, 07 December 2014 [9:35 AM PhT]


Issued at: 7:45 AM PhT (23:45 GMT) Sunday 07 December 2014
Next Update: Sunday Afternoon, 07 December 2014

Typhoon HAGUPIT (RUBY) has further weakened as it tracked westward slowly across Samar during the past 6 hours.

This typhoon will continue to enhance the Northeast Monsoon (Hanging Amihan) - bringing mostly cloudy and windy conditions and cooler temperatures across Northern and Central Luzon...becoming more frequent with possible occasional slight to moderate rains along eastern sections of Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, and Northern Quezon. The threat of flash floods and landslides are likely in hazard-prone areas especially along river banks and mountain slopes of the affected areas. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions.

Residents and visitors along Southern Luzon and Visayas should closely monitor the development of Hagupit (Ruby).

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Below are the regions or places in the Philippines that could be affected or that are being affected by the hazards generated by the current tropical cyclone.


  • Heavy to Extreme Rains (100 mm or more): Samar Provinces, Leyte, Sorsogon, Albay, Masbate, Romblon, northern portions of Capiz and Iloilo, extreme northern part of Negros Occidental and Northern Cebu - today until Monday (Dec 08). Read more...
  • Heavy Rains (100 mm to 150 mm): Southern part of Camarines Sur, Aklan incl. Tablas Is., rest of Capiz and Northern Iloilo, rest of northern part of Negros Occidental, northern portion of Southern Cebu, northern part of Bohol and Southern Leyte - today until Monday (Dec 08). Read more...
  • Moderate to Heavy Rains (30-50 mm): Rest of Bicol, Southern Quezon and rest of Visayas incl. Dinagat Is. - today until Monday (Dec 08). Read more...

  • Typhoon Force Winds (Gusts of more than 130 kph): Most parts of Samar Provinces, Sorsogon, Southen Albay, Masbate, Burias and Ticao Islands, Biliran Island, and eastern portions of Romblon - beginning Saturday afternoon (Dec 06) until Sunday afternoon (Dec 07). Read more...
  • Tropical Storm to Typhoon Force Winds (Gusts of 100-130 kph): Rest of Albay, Southern Camarines Sur (Rinconada), Virac, Catanduanes Area, Rest of Romblon, Northern Coastal Areas of Panay, portions of Northern Cebu incl. Bantayan Island, Leyte, and some portions of Southern Samar - beginning Saturday afternoon (Dec 06) until Sunday afternoon (Dec 07). Read more...
  • Tropical Storm Force Winds (Gusts of 75-100 kph): Camarines Norte, Rest of Camarines Sur incl. Metro Naga, Eatern portions of Southern Quezon incl. Bondoc Peninsula, Marinduque, some portions of Northern Panay, Rest of Northern Cebu, some portions of Central Cebu incl. Cebu City, Southern Leyte, and some portions of Dinagat Islands - beginning Saturday evening (Dec 06) until Sunday evening (Dec 07). Read more...

  • Possible coastal storm surge flooding of 2.7-3.9 m (9-12 ft) above normal tide levels...accompanied by large and dangerous battering waves can be expected along the coastal, inland lakes and beach front areas of Eastern Visayas and Eastern and Southern Bicol Region beginning Saturday afternoon onwards. Extreme damage is likely on this type of storm surge. Danger from Rip Currents or Rip Tides can be expected along the beach-front areas of Surigao del Norte, Rest of Visayas, Ragay Gulf, Visayan Sea and Eastern Luzon. (click here to know more about Storm Surge).


As of 5:00 AM PhT today...2100 GMT...Dec 07.

Classification/Name: TY Hagupit (Ruby)
Location: Over the town of Dolores, Eastern Samar (near 11.9N 125.0E)
About: 65 km northwest of Borongan City, Eastern Samar...or 80 km north-northeast of Tacloban City, Leyte
Maximum Sustained Winds (10-min avg): 160 kph near the center...Gustiness: 195 kph
24 hr. Rain Accumulation (near the center outwards): 100 to 400 mm [Heavy to Extreme]
Minimum Central Pressure: 948 millibars (hPa)
Size of Circulation [Convective Cloud-Based, in diameter]: 865 km (Medium)
Area of Damaging Winds (95 kph or more): 110 km from the Center
Past Movement: West-Southwest @ 11 kph
Forecast Movement: West to WNW @ 14 kph
Towards: Western Samar-Samar Sea


TY Hagupit (Ruby) is expected to move slowly west-northwestward throughout the outlook period. On the forecast track, TY Hagupit (Ruby) will cross Samar Sea today...then move along Masbate and Romblon through Monday early morning, and shall proceed to cross Northern Mindoro through Monday evening.

TY Hagupit (Ruby) is expected to continue to gradually weaken throughout the outlook period as it interacts with the land masses of the Visayas, Bicol Peninsula and Mindoro...its 10-minute maximum sustained winds decreasing to 100 kph by Tuesday early morning.

The following is the 3-day forecast outlook summary for this system:

MONDAY EARLY MORNING: Weakens further as it nears Romblon...about 25 km east-northeast of Romblon [2AM DEC 08: 12.7N 122.5E @ 140kph].
TUESDAY EARLY MORNING: Downgraded into a Tropical Storm (TS) as it emerges over the West Philippine Sea...about 65 km west of Lubang Island [2AM DEC 09: 13.8N 119.6E @ 100kph].
WEDNESDAY EARLY MORNING: Continues to weaken as it turns to the west over the West Philippine Sea...about 410 km west of Lubang Island [2AM DEC 10: 13.7N 116.4E @ 95kph].

*Please be reminded that the Forecast Outlook changes every 6 hours, and the Day 2 and 3 Forecast Track has an average error of 100 and 250 km respectively...while the wind speed forecast error, averages 35 kph per day. Therefore, a turn to the left or right of its future track and changes in its wind speed must be anticipated from time to time.

Important Note: Please keep in mind that the above hazards summary and forecast outlook changes every 6 to 12 hrs!


Time/Date: 5:00 AM PhT Sun Dec 07, 2014
Location of Eye: Near 11.9º N Lat 125.0º E Lon
Distance 1: 125 km NW of Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Distance 2: 110 km NE of Ormoc City, Leyte
Distance 3: 75 km SSE of Catarman, Northern Samar
Distance 4: 165 km SE of Sorsogon City
Distance 5: 160 km ESE of Masbate City
Distance 6: 270 km SE of Metro Naga









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