While the middle and upper part of the Philippines are being hit by a massive typhoon as I type this, we sit here in Davao with sun, calm winds, low humidity.
typhoons usually hit the middle and northern part of the Philippines. We are in Davao in the southern part, to close to
the equator for typhoons to hit.
From http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/391446/weather/ruby-moving-slowly-across-phl-expect-second-landfall-over-masbate-pagasaTyphoon Ruby (international name Hagupit) is slowly making its way across the central Philippines, moving west-northwest at 15 kilometers per hour, weather service PAGASA said Sunday morning.
In a 5 a.m. update, PAGASA located Ruby 40 kms northwest of Catbalogan, Samar.
At the rate it was moving, the typhoon was projected to make a second landfall over Masbate at about 10 a.m., bringing with it the danger of a storm surge of up to 3 meters.
Ruby had weakened slightly, and now has 160 kph sustained winds and gusts of up to 195 kph.
Nevertheless, PAGASA warned that Ruby was still dangerous as it was still a typhoon category cyclone.
Also, estimated rainfall within Ruby's 500 km diameter was from 10 - 30 mm per hour (heavy - torrential).
Ruby, as well as the northeast monsoon, will bring rough to very rough seas over the seaboards of Luzon and the Visayas; and over the northern seaboard of Mindanao. Small seacraft are warned agaisnt sailing over these seaboards.