Typhoon Haiyan, locally named as Typhoon Yolanda, is projected to make landfall over the central Philippines. The initial potential landfall area of this typhoon remains along the Samar-Leyte Area on Friday morning, November 08.
Typhoon Yolanda is similar in track and strength of Super Typhoon MIKE (RUPING) which passed across the Visayas in November of 1991 and devastated much of Metro Cebu. Residents living along the eastern seaboards of the Philippines from Northern Quezon…Bicol Region…down to Northeastern Mindanao should closely monitor the approach of this potentially destructive typhoon. Plans for emergency situations and/or disaster management planning must be implemented beginning today as the storm is only 3 days away from hitting land.
The following is the summary of the 2-day forecast outlook and an extended 3-day forecast on this system:
THURSDAY EARLY MORNING: Enters the P.A.R. at Category 4 strength while passing close to the Republic of Palau…moving over the South Philippine Sea…about 160 km north-northeast of Koror, Palau [2AM NOV 07: 8.7N 134.9E @ 250kph].
FRIDAY EARLY MORNING: Strengthens to a Category 5 STY as it prepares to make landfall over Southern Samar…about 290 km southeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar [2AM NOV 08: 10.7N 127.9E @ 260kph].
SATURDAY EARLY MORNING: Moving across Mindoro Strait after traversing Northern Visayas…weakens to Category 4…about 60 km north-northeast of Coron, Palawan [2AM NOV 09: 12.5N 120.4E @ 215kph].
For all future updates, check this post: Super Typhoon Yolanda Update On Path And Tracking