Typhoon Ruby Enters PAR, Threatens with its Power

Typhoon Ruby, International code name Hagupit” is now within the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The said typhoon entered PAR at around 3 a.m. Thursday.

Based on the models that PAGASA is monitoring, Ruby could make a landfall either Saturday morning or afternoon in Eastern Visayas. Apparently, it’s a slow-moving typhoon and could stay in the PAR until Tuesday next week.

Provinces have been warned and told to make the necessary preparations as Ruby gains more strength as it approaches land.

It has maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and a gustiness of up to 210 kph and will move west-northwest at 25 kph. As of 4 a.m. this morning, Ruby was spotted 942 km east-northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or 1,023 km east of Surigao City.

According to PAGASA’s 5 a.m. update, Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Davao region will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.

Classes in certain areas of Metro Manila have been suspended due to the impending danger that Ruby will bring. The University of the Philippines Visayas (Tacloban) has suspended its classes from December 4 to 9.

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