Typhoon Ruby Update

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Typhoon Ruby has weakened while traversing Sibuyan Sea.

Location of eye/center: at 4:00 a.m., based on all available data, the eye of Typhoon Ruby was 110 km Northwest of Masbate City or at 50 km Northeast of Romblon, Romblon (12.8°N, 122.7°E)

Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph

Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 10 kph.

Forecast positions:

24-hour (Tuesday morning:
60 km West Northwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
48 hour (Wednesday morning):
335 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
72 hour (Thursday morning):
575 km West of Coron, Palawan

Public Storm Warning Signal #3
(Winds of 101-185 kph is expected in at least 18 hrs)

LUZON: Burias Island, Marinduque, Romblon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Southern Quezon, Lubang Island

Public Storm Warning Signal #2
(Winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs)

LUZON: Masbate, Ticao Island, Calamian Grp. of Islands, Bulacan, Bataan, Rest of Quezon, Rizal, Sorsogon, Albay, Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte, Metro Manila

VISAYAS: Semirara Island, Biliran, Aklan, Capiz

Public Storm Warning Signal #1
(Winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hrs)

LUZON: Sorsogon, Polillo Island, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Catanduanes, Northern Palawan including Cuyo.

VISAYAS: Northern Samar, Iloilo, Antique, Biliran, Bantayan Island

Expected third landfall: Northern Mindoro between 6 – 8 pm today and it will be associated with strong winds, storm surge and moderate to heavy rainfall.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 450 km diameter of the typhoon.

Ruby and the Northeast Monsoon will cause rough to very rough sea conditions over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas and over the northern seaboard of Mindanao. Fisherfolks and those using small sea craft are advised not to venture out over the said seaboards.

Expected to Exit PAR: Thursday morning.

Source: PAGASA