Signal number 3 was raised over Surigao, Siargao, Dinagat, Agusan, Davao Oriental as typhoon Pablo moved northwest at 24 kilometers per hour.
The state weather agency Pag-asa also raised signal number 2 in the provinces of Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte in Mindanao and over the Visayas, Bohol and Southern Leyte. Signal No. 1 hoisted over Cebu, Siquijor and Negros provinces.
As of 10 a.m. today, Pablo (bearing international name ‘Bopha’) is located 550 kilometers southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur where it is expected to make landfall.
Cebu City, Cebu province and the rest of Central Visayas will be partly cloudy in the morning and then cloudy with moderate rainshowers in the afternoon. Heavy rain is expected at night says Pagasa Mactan analyst Oscar Tabada.
“Pablo” is expected to hit Bohol by Tuesday night and parts of Cebu on Wednesday morning.
Pagasa warns residents living in low-lying and mountain areas of possible flood and landslides. Those living along the coastline were also warned of possible big waves and storm surges./ Correspondents Joy Quito and Fe Marie Dumaboc