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BOPHA Strikes Philippines

Posted by feww on December 4, 2012

Typhoon BOPHA struck Baganga, Mindanao

BOPHA [“PABLO”] made landfall in eastern Mindanao, having earlier intensified to a Category 5 Super Typhoon, with winds of more than 250km/hr.

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BOPHA – Enhanced IR satellite image captured December 4, 2012 @ 01:30UTC. Source: CIMSS

  • Rainfall amounts of up to 30 mm of rain per hour within the 600 km diameter of the Typhoon is expected, the local weather office (PAGASA) said.
  • Philippines authorities have issued multiple warnings for destructive winds, possible flashfloods and landslides.
  •  Residents in coastal areas have also been warned against storm surges and waves as high as 6m.

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BOPHA track and projected path –  IR satellite image. Source: CIMSS

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BOPHA Intensity Estimation

Posted by feww on December 3, 2012

BOPHA: Intensity details as of 12:30 UTC

Date : 03 DEC 2012
Time : 1230 UTC
Location: 7:30:55N, 128:30:15E
Pressure: 917.7mb
Vmax: 149.0kt

Source: UW-CIMSS Automated Satellite-Based ADT

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BOPHA track and projected path –  Vis/SWIR satellite image. Source: CIMSS

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Typhoon BOPHA. Colorized IR image. Source: NOAA GOES Satellite.

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BOPHA to Plow thru Palau

Posted by feww on December 2, 2012

Super Typhoon BOPHA heading towards  tiny Palau

Date : 02 DEC 2012
Time : 05:15UTC
Co-ords: 6:22:55N, 136:23:31 E
Movement: 285 degrees, 12kt
Pressure: 925.4mb
Vmax: 140.0kt

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Typhoon BOPHA. Colorized IR image captured at 04:30UTC on December 2, 2012. Source: NOAA GOES Satellite.

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BOPHA – Enhanced IR satellite image. Source: CIMSS

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BOPHA –  IR (BD enhancement) satellite image. Source: CIMSS

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Super Typhoon BOPHA Targets Philippines

Posted by feww on December 1, 2012

BOPHA Packing Big Punch

Typhoon BOPHA is forecast to strike Philippine Islands as a category 4C storm with sustained winds of about 238kmh and gusts of up to 275kmh [FEWW estimate is based on several models] at about 02:00UCT on  December4, 2012.

BOPHA could cause significant damage to property and infrastructure  in the coastal areas, with potential for flooding and landslides further inland.

  • Storm surges of up to 10m could swamp the shoreline areas.

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Typhoon BOPHA. Image Source: NOAA GOES Satellite.

BOPHA track
BOPHA track and projected path. Source: CIMSS

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