November 6, 2013

Typhoon "Yolanda" Update

Typhoon Update: Typhoon "Yolanda" 
A super typhoon?
Perez said the country categorizes cyclones up to the “typhoon” category. “But it can still intensify. If it will breach the 215 kph, then we can address it as a super typhoon.”
Meteorologists abroad forecast Haiyan could reach up to 240 kph.
Yolanda will be the 15th weather disturbance that will carry a storm signal number 4. The country experienced storm signal 4 during the onslaught of typhoon Odette in 2013.
This early, the country should already prepare for the typhoon “which could be the strongest this year," PAGASA said.
At its current pace, it was carrying 30 millimeters of rains per hour, which is considered “intense”.
Asked if Metro Manila will be directly affected, Perez said occasional rains will begin tomorrow afternoon. “We still don’t expect a storm signal over Metro Manila, but the storm may still intensify.”



Source: PAGASA/ABS-CBN News