Bagyong Hagupit: Philippine Weather Update

Typhoon Hagupit from a tropical storm turn into a typhoon, updated by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Japan Meteorological Agency and PAGASA on Tuesday (December 2).

PAGASA reported at 4 a.m., Wednesday that the typhoon was located at 1,670 kilometers east of Mindanao. It is heading west-northwest at the speed of 130 km/h wind and 160 km/h gust.

Another update and reported that the typhoon as of 5 a.m., Wednesday, December 3 have an approximately 157 km/h wind and 194 km/h gust located in the ocean of Palau.

Meanwhile, Hagupit is moving with the maximum sustained winds of 80km/h with gusts 105 miles per hour. It is heading 19.5 miles per hour to the west. It is expected to hit the island of Yap Wednesday during the night.
By Thursday, December 4, it is expected to take two paths; the other one will enter the Philippine area by morning. It will be locally called “Ruby” as it hits the country.

Weather Bureau, PAGASA reported that Eastern Visayas area will be experiencing cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy skies with light rain will be experienced in the Cagayan Valley. The Cordillera Region, Ilocos region and at the Central Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light rain due to the northeast monsoon. And for the rest of the country will experience isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.

In the eastern areas of the Visayas, winds will be moderate to strong. Coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate from the northeast with slight to moderate seas.