Bagyong Pablo has maintained its stregnth and is now heading towards the direction of Surigao Provinces, according to PAGASA in its December 3, 2012 update, release at 11:00am today.

Bagyong Pablo Update: December 3, 2012

Based on satellite and surface data, Typhoon Pablo was located on 550 Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur as of 10:00am today, with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph. It is still moving towards northwestward at the speed of 24 kph.

Meanwhile, weather bureau PAGASA issued storm warning signals on the following areas in the country:

Signal no. 3: Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Siargao, Dinagat, Aguasan del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Davao Oriental.

Signal no.2: Bohol, Southern Leyte, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte.

signal no.1: Western Samar, Cuyo Island, Eastern Samar, Aklan, Leyte, Biliran, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Antique, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Zamboanga, Siquijor, Cebu, Lanao Provinces, Davao del Sur, Maguindanao and North Cotabato.

PAGASA also estimated typhoon Pablo's rainfall amount is from 15-30 mm per hour (heavy to intense) within the 600km diameter of the storm.

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