PAGASA: 'Bagyong Ruby' weakens, moves towards Batangas

MANILA, Philippines - State weather bureau PAGASA on its 5pm update on Monday, December 8, 2014 said that 'Bagyong Ruby' (international name: Hagupit) has weakened further and is now moving towards the Province of Batangas with expected fourth landfall in the town of Laiya around 6pm today.

PAGASA: 'Bagyong Ruby' weakens, moves towards Batangas

At 4:00 PM today, the center of Typhoon Ruby was estimated based on all available data at 15 km Southeast of Laiya, Batangas (13.6°N, 121.5°E). Residents of Laiya, Batangas are advised of strong winds, storm surge and moderate to heavy rainfall associated with the landfall.

Typhoon Ruby has maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 13 kph.

The estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 450 km diameter of the tropical storm.

Typhoon Ruby and the Northeast Monsoon will cause rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas.

Fisherfolks and those using small sea craft are advised not to venture out over the said seaboards.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 hour (tomorrow afternoon): 240 km West of Quezon City
  • 48 hour (Wednesday afternoon): 590 km West of Quezon City
  • 72 hour (Thursday afternoon): 920 km West of Quezon City

'Ruby' is expected to Exit PAR: Wednesday evening.

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL #2 (Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)

LUZON: Metro Manila, Batangas, Cavite, Bataan, Laguna, Southern Quezon, Marinduque and Northern Oriental Mindoro including Lubang Island.

These areas will have stormy weather. Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living along the coast are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with Storm Surge which may reach up to 1 meter.

PUBLIC STORM WARNING SIGNAL #1 (Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs)

Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Bulacan, Rizal, Rest of Quezon, Rest of Mindoro Provinces and Romblon.

Public Storm Warning Signal elsewhere has been lifted.

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