PH bids good riddance to 'Pablo'

Posted at 12/05/12 7:21 PM

MANILA - Typhoon “Pablo”, which claimed more than 200 lives already, is nearing its exit and won’t be coming back, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

In a press conference, weather forecasters said there’s little probability that “Pablo” will make a “recurvature” similar to what happened in previous storms.  “All our tools show little chance…It will just be melted by the cold Amihan winds."

PAGASA said “Pablo” is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility Thursday night.

Nonetheless, the weather forecasters said they are still on the lookout for any dangers especially after “Pablo” brought havoc in Mindanao.

It is currently 110 kilometers northwest of Roxas, Palawan, thus still bringing heavy to intense rains in its area of coverage.
With winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 150 kph, signal 3 is still up in northern Palawan and the Calamian Group of Islands. The rest of Palawan is under signal 2.

Signal 1, on the other hand, is up over Occidental Mindoro.

“In 24 hours, Palawan will also experience fair weather,” PAGASA said.