Via Sunstar.com.ph, a December 6 report: Typhoon Hagupit weakens; Cebu City still under signal no. 2. Excerpt:
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported that Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) has slightly weakened Saturday morning as it continues to threaten the Visayas.
In its 11 a.m. weather update, Pagasa said public storm warning signal number 2 is still hoisted over northern Cebu and this city, while the rest of Cebu province remain under storm signal no. 1.
Ruby is expected to landfall over the Eastern Samar and Northern Samar area Sunday early morning, Pagasa said, adding that the typhoon will be associated with strong winds, storm surge (up to 4.5 meters) and heavy-intense rainfall.
Pagasa weather forecasters reported that as of 10 a.m. Saturday, the eye of Typhoon Ruby was located based on all available data at 180 kilometers (km) east Northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar.
Ruby has maximum sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 220 kph. It is forecast to move west at 13 kph.
Pagasa said Ruby is forecasted to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibilty on Wednesday evening.
Ruby has estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 – 20 millimeters per hour (heavy – intense) within the 600 km diameter of the typhoon.
Public storm warning signals are still hoisted over some areas expected to be affected by the typhoon.
Pagasa hoisted signal no. 3 (winds of 100 - 185 kph is expected in at least 18 hours) over Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Ticao Island, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, and Biliran.
Residents living along the coast in areas under signal number 3 are warned on the occurrence of big waves associated with storm surge which may reach up to 4.5 meters.