Supertyphoon “Haiyan” is being expected to make landfall in Samar-Leyte on Friday, November 8. 2013. It will be named “Yolanda” upon entering the Philippine area of responsibility.
Issued at: 5:00 a.m., 06 November 2013
Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern and Central Luzon. Meanwhile, at 4:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon with International Name “HAIYAN”was located based on all available data at 1,560 km East of Mindanao (07.4°N, 140.7°E) with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecast to move west at 30 kph.
“SUPERSTORM COMING. Tropical Storm “Haiyan,” which is expected to strengthen in 48 hours into a supertyphoon with peak intensity of 241 kilometers per hour, is forecast to make landfall in the Samar-Leyte area by Friday afternoon. It will be named “Yolanda” when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility. DOST-PAGASA MAP
Tropical Storm “Haiyan” will likely turn into a supertyphoon as it enters the Philippine area of responsibility in the next 48 hours, US meteorologists said on Tuesday.
“Due to very favorable environmental conditions, rapid intensification is forecast over the next 48 hours with a peak intensity of 130 knots (241 kilometers per hour),” said a forecast by the Hawaii-based Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC).
The JTWC of the US Department of Defense categorizes storms with wind speeds of 241 kph as a supertyphoon. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) officially uses no such classification.
Haiyan, which will be named “Yolanda” when it enters the Philippine area of responsibility, is expected to arrive on Thursday morning and make landfall in the Samar-Leyte area by Friday afternoon, Pagasa said.
It will have turned into a typhoon once it comes in, moving westward at 25 kph, weather forecasting section chief Rene Paciente said.
“It will cut through Visayas and exit through Mindoro. If it maintains its westward track, it has a low chance of hitting Metro Manila. But it may also go west-northwest,” he said.”
Expectedly, so many reports will come out after the typhoon, such as, but not limited to, number of casualties, number of missing persons, expenses of the government, either given to victims or to the pockets, etc… then everybody forgets…then another calamity comes and the same story goes…and so on and so forth.
Most people may find this kind of scenario worrying and frustrating, but one may find it monotonous. Because, people don’t bother to ask “WHY”, why is it happening? People say that God is the Creator….but fail to see that typhoons are part of Creation. Now, if you offend the Creator, what will happen?