Typhoon "Bopha" is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Sunday evening, December 2, and will be named Pablo, the state weather bureau PAGASA said.
As of 10 am Sunday, Bopha was located 1,110 kilometers east southeast Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (6.3°N, 137.1°E), carrying maximum sustained winds of 185 km/h and gusts of up to 220 km/h.
It is currently forecast to move northwest at 22 km/h.
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Super Typhoon 26W (Bopha) Warning #26 Issued at 02/0300Z by the US Joint Typhoon Warning Center (http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/)
TY 1224 (BOPHA) Issued at 03:45 UTC, 2 December 2012 (courtesy of the Japan Meteorological Agency)
Forecast track for TY Bopha, Korea Meteorological Administration, 10am KST
From www.tropicalstormrisk.com as of 1 pm PH time.
MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image 7:30 p.m., 02 December 2012
From the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/imagery/wpac.html)
Click to find out which provinces are under Storm Signal #1.