TYPHOON RUBY UPDATE

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Ruby has weakened into a tropical depression and is now heading towards Lubang Island.

Location of eye/center: At 4:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Deppresion Ruby was estimated based on all available data including Tagaytay Doppler radar at 80 km Southwest of Ambulong, Tanauan City, Batangas or at 90 km West Northwest of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (13.7°N, 120.4°E).

Strength: Maximum winds of 60 kph near the center.

Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West at 13 kph.

Expected fifth landfall over Lubang Island between 5 – 6 am today.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the tropical depression.

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

Expected to Exit PAR: Wednesday evening.

Forecast Positions:

24 hour (tomorrow morning): 375 km West of Ambulong, Tanauan City, Batangas or at 385 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
48 hour (Thursday morning): 700 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

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

Metro Manila, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island

•Twigs and branches of trees maybe broken
•Some banana plants may tilt or land flat on the ground
•Rice in flowering stage may suffer significant damage
•Some nipa and cogon houses maybe partially unroofed
•Sea travel of small sea crafts and fishing boats is risky
These areas will have occasional rains with occasional gusty winds.

Public Storm Warning Signal elsewhere has been lifted.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next weather bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.

Source: PAGASA