Ruby slightly weakens ahead of Masbate landfall

Rappler.com
Ruby slightly weakens ahead of Masbate landfall
(UPDATED) PAGASA places Masbate, where Ruby is expected to make a second landfall, under Signal Number 3, and Metro Manila under Signal Number 1

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) slightly weakened hours before it is expected to make landfall in the vicinity of Masbate on Sunday morning, December 7, the state weather bureau said.

Ruby packs maximum sustained winds of 160 km/h, down from 175 km/h on Saturday evening, December 6.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Atmospheric Services Administration (PAGASA) said Ruby, however, remains “dangerous.”

Ruby, which is moving west-northwest at 15 km/h, is expected to make a second landfall in the vicinity of Masbate at around 10 am on Sunday. The second landfall “will be associated with strong winds, storm surge of up to 3 meters, and heavy to torrential rainfall,” according to the state weather bureau. (READ: Masbate braces for second Ruby landfall)

PAGASA placed Masbate, among other areas, under Storm Warning Signal Number 3, and Metro Manila under Signal Number 1. 

Below is the list of areas placed under storm warning signals:

Signal Number 3 

(Winds of 100-185 km/h expected in at least 18 hours)

  • Romblon

  • Catanduanes

  • Camarines Sur

  • Albay

  • Sorsogon

  • Masbate

  • Burias and Ticao Islands

  • Northern Samar

  • Eastern Samar

  • Samar

  • Leyte

  • Biliran

Signal Number 2: 

(Winds of 61-100 km/h expected in at least 24 hours)

  • Camarines Norte

  • Southern Quezon

  • Marinduque

  • Oriental Mindoro

  • Occidental Mindoro

  • Laguna

  • Batangas

  • Northern Antique

  • Aklan

  • Semirara Group of Islands

  • Capiz

  • Northern Iloilo

  • Northern Cebu

  • Cebu City

  • Southern Leyte

  • Bantayan and Camotes Islands

 Signal Number 1: 

(Winds of at least 30-60 km/h expected in at least 36 hours)

  • Metro Manila

  • Pampanga

  • Bulacan

  • Rest of Quezon

  • Rizal

  • Bataan

  • Cavite

  • Lubang Island

  • Calamian Group of Islands

  • Cuyo

  • Rest of Antique

  • Rest of Iloilo

  • Guimaras

  • Negros Occidental

  • Negros Oriental

  • Rest of Cebu and Bohol

  • Surigao del Norte and Siargao Island

  • Dinagat Province   

PAGASA will release its next bulletin at 11 am on Sunday. – Rappler.com

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